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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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