From a media release:
O Canada! As Pride Month winds down, and Canada Day approaches, Canadians have another reason to celebrate this weekend as Crave and OUTtv announced today an unprecedented partnership that extends the reach of international television phenomenon,Â RUPAULâ€™S DRAG RACEÂ in Canada. This partnership includes the new Crave Original Series,Â DRAG RACE CANADA, the first-ever Canadian adaptation of the show.
Crave and OUTtv are set to become the leading Canadian broadcast and streaming homes of:
- Future seasons of RUPAULâ€™S DRAG RACE, airing day and date with the U.S. broadcast
- The all-new series RUPAULâ€™S DRAG RACE UK, available day and date with BBC Three
- The all-new Crave Original Series, DRAG RACE CANADA
All past seasons of RUPAULâ€™S DRAG RACE and RUPAULâ€™S DRAG RACE ALL STARS will be available on Crave and OUTtv.
Produced by World of Wonder,Â RUPAULâ€™S DRAG RACEÂ has become a world-wide movement since its premiere in 2009. After 11 Seasons and more than 100 competitors, the series has garnered nineÂ Emmy Awards; critical praise; a legion of fans including mega-celebrities from Katy Perry toÂ Anne HathawayÂ toÂ HenryÂ Rollins; and a world-renowned drag and pop culture convention, RuPaulâ€™s DragCon, in Los Angeles and New York City .
Now, DRAG RACE is sashaying to the North and producers are on the look-out for the countryâ€™s most sickâ€™ning artists to slay the competition, and be crowned Canadaâ€™s first Drag Superstar. Produced by Blue Ant Studios,Â DRAG RACE CANADAÂ combines elements of the classic fan-favourite, with a healthy serving of Canadian maple shade, and likely, some Canadian bacon. Casting begins this summer on the 10-episode, one-hour original series, with production to begin this fall in Ontario. TheÂ DRAG RACE CANADAÂ host and judges will be announced at a later date.
In association with Crave,Â DRAG RACE CANADAÂ is produced by Blue Ant Studios. World of Wonderâ€™s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell serve as Executive Producers. RuPaul serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers for Blue Ant Studios include Betty Orr, Michael Kot and Laura Michalchyshyn with Mike Bickerton acting as Showrunner.