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“Drag Race” heads to Chile for local version

Chilean broadcaster Mega has struck a deal with London-based Passion Distribution to produce a local version of long-running U.S. drag queen elimination competition format Drag Race. (Pictured: RuPaul's Drag Race)
September 24, 2015

Chilean broadcaster Mega has struck a deal with London-based Passion Distribution to produce a local version of long-running U.S. drag queen elimination competition format Drag Race.

Mega is currently in production on the localized adaptation, which is expected to air in the last quarter of this year. The agreement marks the first deal between the UK distributor and the Chilean free-to-air network. 

The elimination competition format features 12 drag queens battling through mini and main competitions in front of a panel of esteemed judges for the chance to win the title of Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize. Each episode culminates with the bottom two contestants challenged to a “Lip Sync for your life” contest to continue on.

In the U.S., Logo TV’s flagship series RuPaul’s Drag Race (pictured) sees the titular drag queen judging and mentoring aspiring drag queen contestants. The World of Wonder-produced series is heading into its eighth season (10 episodes) on Logo, expected to premiere in spring 2016. A new season of RuPaul’s Drag race All Stars is also currently being produced.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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