It’s Queer Eye meets Too Wong Foo…
HBO Network has announced that it’s shooting a new TV show featuring three alum of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela will feature in the unscripted reality show entitled, We’re Here.
In it, the three queens will visit small-town America and recruit local participants to take part in a one-night-only drag show.
“Drag is about confidence and self-expression,” says Nina Rosenstein, EVP, HBO programming in a statement. “We are so thrilled to showcase the transformative power of the art form with our audience.”
In each of the planned six episodes, the queens will inspire one another and their “drag daughters” to step outside of their comfort zone.
The three queens will serve as consulting producers on the show, alongside co-creators and executive producers Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram.
Shangela Laquifa Wadley appeared in seasons two and three of RPDR and was a finalist in season 3 of Drag Race All-Stars in 2018. She has enjoyed success since as a DJ and performer, including a role in Lady Gaga’s Oscar-winning movie, A Star Is Born.
Bob the Drag Queen, also known as performer Caldwell Tidicue, won season eight of RPDR and has produced a podcast, released music and appeared in the role of Belize in a Berkley Rep production of Angels in America.
Eureka O’Hara appeared in season nine of RPDR (but departed due to injury), and then again in season ten, where they finished in the top three. They have also released music since finding fame on the show.
Posting to Instagram, Shangela said: “MAJOR! I’ve been working on a new series with @HBO called “WE’RE HERE,” (YASSS I SAID HBO!) … traveling to small towns across the country with my homegurlz @bobthedragqueen & @eurekaohara, empowering local communities with the magic of drag!
“It’s Emotional. Theatrical. Oh, it’s gonna be a SHOW! #WereHere is coming to @HBO in Spring 2020. Never give up on your dreams y’all. And don’t be afraid to WERQ HARD for what u want!”
Eureka O’Hara said, “I’m so excited to scream it from the Roof Tops!!!!!! Big News! I’ve been working on a new series with HBO called WE’RE HERE … I’m so proud of everyone that’s worked so HARD to make this happen.”
We’re Here is expected in Spring 2020.