We never know what’s going to be coming out of The Netherlands sometimes. Crazy Tech, a new tolerence law about it’s booming coffeeshop industry, even a new national Holiday. What surprised me about the Netherlands most this month was the news that RuPaul Charles and his award-winning show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has been set for a Dutch makeover by broadcaster RTL and Vincent TV!
First Episode: 18th September 2020!
I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED FOR THIS!
As you might expect from the #DragRace series, they will feature 10 Dutch Qweens to take part in weekly Maxi challenges that will certainly give us a laugh or two. Naturally, the bttm two will face-off in a lip-synch, For… Their… Lives!
The Judges and guest judge line-up will be announced soon.
Head of Programming of RTL’s Videoland, Ellen van den Berghe, said this “outstanding, urgent and groundbreaking Emmy Award-winning program fits seamlessly into the values and ambition of Videoland.”
As a Dutch speaker and RuPaul fanatic, I cannot agree more with my darling Ellen.
In the Netherlands, “Drag Race Holland” will premiere exclusively on RTLs SVoD platform Videoland. Simultaneously, the series will be available on World of Wonder’s streaming service WOW Presents Plus, which is available in 160 territories and will exclusively carry the series for international audiences, including us in the U.K!
Interestingly, this will will be the first non-English language version of the show available to UK viewers. For anyone learning Dutch out there, I can’t wait to learn my drag slang in Dutch, but don’t worry if you Dutch doesn’t come easily to you. There will be subtitles available on the platform with English, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles options.
“We firmly believe in charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent and can’t wait to welcome these 10 talented queens into the Drag Race family,” said Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder co-Founders.
“It’s fantastic to work with RTL and Vincent TV on launching a Dutch version of the franchise, but it’s also a privilege to be able to bring this brilliant new series to an international audience too, via our own SVoD Platform WOW Presents Plus,” added the pair.
Produced by World of Wonder since 2009, the Drag Race franchise has become a global phenomenon, and is available in 193 countries through network partners and World of Wonder’s streaming service WOW Presents Plus. The series has won a record number of Emmy Awards including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, won critical praise and launched several live events including DragCon in the US and UK.
Announcing the series via a special RuMail video message, RuPaul said; “I am proud to announce that my beloved Drag Race is coming to you. And with a brand-new host…More info coming soon, so you better watch!” – Darling, I am all ears!
Vincent ter Voert, founder and executive producer of Drag Race Holland, said that “after more than five years of developing this great format for the Dutch market, we believe finally the time is right for Drag Race Holland!”
“Our Dutch queens have been patiently waiting for a local broadcaster to acknowledge the urgency and beauty of this very successful entertainment show,” said ter Voert.
The time has come, for you to Lip-sync For – Your – Life! Good Luck… and don’t F*** It Up!