World of Wonder Announces New Scripted Feature “Drag Queens on a Plane,” (A/K/A There are Too Many Drag Queens on this Mothertucking Plane)
Multi-Platform Production Company also Reveals International Expansions for Drag Race and RuPaul’s DragCon
Los Angeles, CA – (January 17, 2018) Award-winning production company World of Wonder announces today it is in development on the upcoming scripted comedy feature “Drag Queens on a Plane,” executive produced by RuPaul Charles and World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Tom Campbell. From the producers of RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul stars in the most glamorous disaster movie in herstory! On the maiden voyage of Glamazonian Airways, RuPaul has packed the flight with drag’s finest. But some evil trolls who don’t believe in loving yourself are on board and will do their damnedest to bring the plane down. Can drag’s greatest queens thwart the terrorist’s evil plan?
In addition to the new scripted project, World of Wonder continues its global expansion with the announcement of Drag Race Thailand, a Drag Race format extension with a fresh new set of judges and talented queens. The debut season is hosted by fashion stylist and trend-setter Art-Araya In-dra. The show, which recently went into production, will air on LINE TV and is produced locally by Kantana Group.
“We have seen an overwhelming global demand for scripted and unscripted content illuminating the stories within drag culture,” said World of Wonder co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. “What was previously thought of as niche is now undeniably mainstream. World of Wonder will continue to bring meaningful, fabulous, filled-with-love entertainment to fans both on screen and off.”
Adding to WOW’s growing portfolio of direct-to-consumer offerings, the Chilean version of Drag Race – The Switch Drag Race – will become available for the first time in the U.S. on World of Wonder’s streaming service, WOW Presents Plus. The Switch Drag Race has aired one season on Chile-based television network Mega.
World of Wonder’s owned and operated premium streaming service is available in more than 85 countries, with more than 50% of users subscribing from outside of the U.S. WOW Presents Plus offers a mix of exclusive content and projects from World of Wonder’s extensive library of award-winning series, documentaries and films.
World of Wonder also plans to bring its massively popular convention, RuPaul’s DragCon, to international territories in 2019. The convention welcomed over 80,000 attendees in Los Angeles and New York City in 2017. The next DragCon will be held in Los Angeles on May 11-13, 2018.
Expansion In China
World of Wonder’s continued international expansion, including offering RuPaul’s Drag Race on its owned and operated streaming service WOW Presents Plus in China (Mandarin trailer here), an international DragCon in 2019, and The Switch Drag Race – the Chilean Drag Race format – coming to WOW Presents Plus in the US.
All new “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Season 3 premieres with a 90 minute episode on Thursday, January 25th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on VH1.
About World of Wonder
For more than two decades, award-winning production company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. WOW is home to multi-platform programming from established and emerging talent, provocative documentaries, award-winning specials, and more. Programming highlights include: Emmy® Award winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1/Logo), “Million Dollar Listing” LA & NY (Bravo), “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse), and “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” (National Geographic); award-winning films and documentaries including “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Menendez: Blood Brothers,” “Inside Deep Throat,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “I Am Britney Jean,” “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye,” “Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking,” “Monica in Black and White,” Emmy-winning “The Last Beekeeper,” and Emmy-winning “Out of Iraq”. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including “Becoming Chaz” and “Party Monster.” World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOW Presents, SVOD digital platform WOW Presents Plus, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.