Dramedy TV Series Based On RuPaul's Life To Be Produced By J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot
Halleloo!!! Deadline reports that J.J. Abrams is teaming up with RuPaul for a dramedy television series on Ru's life!!
J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has teamed with RuPaul and reality production company World of Wonder (RuPaul’s Drag Race) for a half-hour dramedy series project, a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star.
Written by Power executive producer Gary Lennon, the drama is set in New York City during the Reagan era 1980s. Warner Bros TV, where Bad Robot is based, is the studio. The series is expected to be taken to the marketplace shortly.
RuPaul will executive produce alongside Bad Robot’s Abrams and Ben Stephenson as well as World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell.
RuPaul, a San Diego native who moved to Atlanta to study performing arts, settled in New York City where he became a popular fixture on the nightclub scene, a period in his life that has inspired the dramedy project.
This is basically everything we want on television. Condragulations to our favorite trailblazer!!