Drag Race expands to Philippines
World of Wonder’s Drag Race format is expanding to the Philippines with its latest iteration.
Drag Race Philippines is currently in the casting phase and will premiere on the WOW Presents Plus subscription streaming service, though no specific date was announced. The Filipino version of the popular format will join hit versions from the UK (pictured), Canada, Thailand, the Netherlands, Spain and Australia and New Zealand.
“The Drag Race franchise has shined a spotlight on so many incredible queens from around the world and we are so excited to introduce audiences to the dazzling queens of the Philippines,” said World of Wonder co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey in a release. “WOW Presents Plus was created to serve as a springboard for underrepresented voices, so we are thrilled to exclusively premiere Drag Race Philippines on the platform for our global viewers.”
Fremantle brings Family Feud to Hong Kong
Global producer-distributor Fremantle’s long-running game show format Family Feud will be adapted in Hong Kong via TVB.
The Hong Kong version of Family Feud will premiere on TVB Jade Channel on August 29, and will be hosted by actor, producer and comedian Johnson Lee.
The new version of the popular format is the latest collaboration between Fremantle and TVB following the latter picking up shows like America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent and Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals among others.
“We are excited to partner with TVB to bring a local version of Family Feud to Hong Kong. The Family Feud format has proved to be irresistible to over 70 international markets, and now audiences in Hong Kong can see what the survey says. There are endless possibilities for humorous and outrageous answers which make this classic gameshow a great watch” said Haryaty Rahman, Fremantle’s SVP distribution Asia and international, in a release.
School That Tried to End Racism slated in Australia
An Australian version of the format The School That Tried to End Racism will premiere om September 21 on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV.
The series is based on the award-winning British format that examines a groundbreaking pilot program that provides children with the tools to identify racial bias and encourages positive change.
The new iteration of The School That Tried to End Racism was filmed at a primary school in New South Wales and follows a team of educators as they explore and attempt to reverse racial bias in a class of multicultural students between the ages of 9 and 11 through a three-week course of eye-opening activities. The educators seek to get the kids thinking about stereotypes, prejudice and racism and teach them about the impact that racism can have on both themselves and their classmates.
The School That Tried To End Racism is a Screentime Australia production for the ABC. Executive producers for Screentime are Deborah Spinocchia and Johnny Lowry. Commissioning editor for ABC is Julie Hanna. The series is based on the original The School That Tried to End Racism by Proper Content Limited, licensed and distributed by Banijay Rights Limited.