RuPaul signs new TV deal and launches new production company

RuPaul walks the runway in publicity photo for Rupaul's Drag Race

The Emmy award winner and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul Charles has announced a new TV deal.

And this time, it’s not about Drag Race.

RuPaul is set to change up the TV game again

Just a few short weeks ago Rupaul made Emmy’s history taking out his 11th win.

Now the international TV star is set to launch the next phase of his career.

Earlier today it was announced Rupaul had signed a new scripted TV deal with Sony Pictures Television.

Further to this he also announced the launch of his new production company, Ruco.

“Not only I am thrilled and honoured to join the Sony Pictures Television family. But I’m also extremely grateful for the opportunity to tell unique stories that push the conversation forward.” The Drag Race creator said in a statement.

The new deal is set to provide Rupaul with the platform to provide more diverse content to the mainstream market.

New content to be delivered by Ruco will, “Focus on queer, character-driven dramas, comedies and animated shows that feature RuPaul’s brand of positivity, empowerment, humour and music.”

Although there have been no details of the programs he plans to deliver, we can’t wait to see how this turns out.

Jason Clodfelter of Sony TV announced the company is excited at the work they expect from this new venture. “Ru’s love for all people correlates to the cultural specificity we crave in our storytelling at Sony Pictures Television. We are honoured to be a part of Ru’s continued history-making journey.”

No stranger to scripted TV

Despite his extensive TV presence with Drag Race, Rupaul is not a stranger to scripted television.

With Drag Race rolling out internationally the TV host recently took to the screen with his own new show last year.

AJ and The Queen starred Rupaul and debuted on Netflix in 2020.

Despite solid reviews, including an IMDB rating of 7.5 out of 10, the show was cancelled after just one season.

Prior to that Ru has had a string of Film and TV appearances, including his 2016 game show Gay for Pay.

His acting credits include Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, A Very Brady Sequel, Ugly Betty and many many more.

But who could forget his very own show, The RuPaul Show.

Take a look back at some of Rupaul’s biggest film and TV moments below.

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