Is RuPaul’s Drag Race returning for another season? Continue reading to find out more about RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15.
RuPaul’s Drag Race is an American reality competition television series, the first in the Drag Race franchise, produced by World of Wonder for Logo TV, WOW Presents Plus, and, beginning with the ninth season, VH1. The show documents RuPaul in the search for “America’s next drag superstar.” RuPaul plays the roles of host, mentor, and head judge for this series, as contestants are given different challenges each week. The reception and reviews received from the audience and critics over the years for the TV series was an easy decision for the network to continue the series for those who love the theme and creativity of the show.
So, any potential question about RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 is an immediate thought in the viewer’s mind, and it appears that the fans won’t last too long now because the new season will be available on VH1 much sooner than you might think. We have compiled all of the information for the forthcoming season. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on the platform.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 Renewal Status
Yes, it is official! VH1 has finally renewed the series for a 15th season this year after the finale episode premiere of this year’s spectacular RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14. The exact release date for the upcoming season is yet to be revealed by the network as the renewal announcement was made recently.
This makes it way too early for any network to disclose such information. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news by simply tweeting the Deadline article, quote, “Back, back, back again!” Take a look at the post below:
Back, back, back again! 👑👠 https://t.co/p2vc5Xf4Ha
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) August 15, 2022
On the bright side, it is expected that the upcoming season will follow the footsteps of the predecessor season in terms of the concept, and it is reported that the season will also include the 200th episode, which is a milestone for the fans and the creators. If you wish to relive the moments of the last season, the viewers can tune in for the marathon viewing event on Monday, August 15, beginning at 9 pm ET/PT on Logo.
In an official statement, “When I hear season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I have to pinch myself. I just won’t tell you where,” said RuPaul, the show’s six-time Emmy Award-winning host and executive Producer. “We never take for granted the opportunity we’ve been given to showcase drag excellence and tell authentic queer stories. Thank you to the fans, World of Wonder, VH1, our cast and crew, and most of all, our brave and beautiful queens.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 Cast and Crew
The judges who are expected to return for the next season are RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews. It was reported that the casting for Season 15 began on November 4, 2021, and closed on January 7, 2022. So, the list of the contestants is not disclosed as of August 16, 2022, as it is way too early for such announcements.
These details will be released once the release date draws in close. We suggest the fans to be patient and keep a close eye on the social media handles of the show for such information. Moreover, the Drag Race franchise is up for 11 Emmys next month. RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked, and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars are produced by World of Wonder Productions.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14: A Quick Recap
The season 14 grand finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race saw the final five queens — Angeria Paris VanMichaels, Bosco, Daya Betty, Lady Camden, and Willow Pill — go head-to-head for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Willow Pill was crowned winner, and Kornbread was named “Miss Congeniality.” The season also garnered viewership milestones: the premiere marked the show’s highest-rated debut since 2018. On April 7, 2022, it was announced that the cash prize the Winner would receive would be upped from $100,000 to $150,000, while the Runner-up would receive $50,000.
It marks the first time the prize money has been increased since Season 4, which aired 10 years before Season 14. On April 22, 2022, Willow Pill was crowned the Winner of Season 14, with Lady Camden placing as Runner Up and Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Bosco, and Daya Betty being eliminated at the finale. Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté won the title of Miss Congeniality, as voted by her fellow contestants. Take a look at the top 5 best moments in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 on the official youtube channel below:
Where to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race?
Depending on the viewer’s location and membership plans, RuPaul’s Drag Race is available to stream on Paramount+, Hulu Plus, and VH1, along with the previous seasons. The viewers can also watch all the prior seasons by renting or purchasing on the streaming platforms like Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu, allowing viewers to watch new episodes based on location and membership plans, which they select based on their preferences.
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