RuPaul’s Drag Race continues to expand. The reality competition series is getting two digital spinoffs to stream on Youtube, Variety reports:
[World of Wonder Productions] this spring plans to launch two original unscripted series featuring former contestants on the cable show. “Haus of Edwards” will provide an in-depth look at the life of famous drag queen Justin Johnson — known by his stage name, Alyssa Edwards — along with his “drag daughter” Laganja Estranja (Jay Jackson) following Justin’s frenetic life running his dance studio, filled with diva dancers, their deeply involved moms, and crazy staff. “Detox’s Life Rehab” stars sharp-witted Detox offering serious life hacks with weekly surprise guests to share their own secrets about how to make life less of a… drag.
WOW greenlit “Haus of Edwards” and “Detox’s Life Rehab” with a digital release in mind — as opposed to taking them to a linear TV network, according to Randy Barbato, the company’s other co-founder. But they might migrate across platforms down the line. “We see the modern role of production companies as expanding beyond just pitching shows to networks,” Barbato said. “The success of these series will feed back into the excitement for ‘Drag Race,’ which is a benefit to all.”
The mothership series, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, is renewed for Season 9 on Logo, while in pursuit of Season 10.