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The streaming service will develop Queen, the duo’s dramedy based on RuPaul’s journey from club kid to drag icon, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (The potential series is being described as a “fictionalized version” of the Drag Race host’s life.)
Power‘s Gary Lennon is on board to write and executive-produce the half-hour project, which is set in 1980s New York City. Additional EPs include RuPaul, Abrams, Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson, and World of Wonder
A dramedy called Queen is currently in development at Hulu, which will chronicle a fictionalized version of the performer’s rise to fame in New York in the Reagan era. The series will be produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Gary Lennon (Power, Orange Is The New Black), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Executive producers include Abrams, RuPaul (whose real name is RuPaul Andre Charles), Ben Stephenson of Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, and Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World Of Wonder -- the production company behind Drag Race.
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The series, currently titled “Queen,” will present a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s rise to prominence beginning in 1980’s New York up to the present day as a world-renowned drag queen and global icon for the LGBT community.
RuPaul will executive produce along with Gary Lennon, who will also write the script. Abrams and Ben Stephenson will executive produce through Abrams’ Bad Robot banner. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato will executive produce through World of Wonder. Warner Bros. Television will produce. Bad Robot is currently under an overall deal at Warner Bros. TV. RuPaul, Lennon, and Bad Robot are repped by CAA.
RuPaul, whose full name is RuPaul Andre Charles, rose to fame in the New York club scene. He skyrocketed to fame with the release of the dance track “Supermodel (You Better Work).” The song
Hulu has signed on to develop the half-hour project tentatively titled Queen. The potential series is described as a fictionalized version of RuPaul's rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon and global star.
Gary Lennon (Power) will pen the script and executive produce alongside RuPaul, Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions topper nm9020367 autoBen Stephenson[/link] as well as World of Wonder's Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell and Randy Barbato. Warner Bros. Television, where Abrams' Bad Robot banner is under a lucrative...
“RuPaul’s Drag Race’s” Emmy success comes on the heels of the series’ most-watched and buzziest season yet — a true victory for a show heading into its tenth season. The drag queen competition had more visibility than ever in Season 9 because of the network shift from Logo to VH1, and made headlines for A-list guest stars such as Lady Gaga, Kesha, and Lisa Kudrow. However, the political divide may be what truly boosted “Drag Race” into Emmy-voters’ minds, with Hollywood championing diverse and inclusive storytelling now more than ever.
“This season, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ has proven to be the perfect antidote for ‘Trump-itis,'”said Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, co-founders
Among the new series is real estate project, starring “Real Housewives of New York City’s” Bethenny Frankel and “Million Dollar Listing New York’s” Fredrik Eklund; a separate show for “Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant; a “Southern Charm” spinoff in a new city; and a new series, specifically revolving around “Southern Charm” star Shep Rose.
“Our fans look to us for a very unique brand of top quality unscripted content they simply cannot get anywhere else,” said Jerry Leo, Bravo’s executive vice president, program strategy, lifestyle networks and production. “With many established franchises showing strong ratings growth, we’re able to explore new frontiers, and we believe these new series are really going to resonate with our audience.”
The announcement of the new shows comes on the same day
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“Younger” star Nico Tortorella will play Lyle Menendez and “Glee” alum Myko Olivier will play Erik Menendez. “American Crime’s” Benito Martinez has been cast as their father, Jose Menendez, who was accused of sexually abusing his sons throughout the case.
The three actors join Courtney Love, who was previously announced to be playing the mother, Kitty Menendez.
Based on the true story, the movie’s focus will reveal the extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father’s hands, while their mother looked the other way.
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are directing and executive producing the film, based on a script is written by Abdi Nazemian. Charles Pugliese will also serve as executive producer.
The project is the latest in the Menendez craze — the most recent trend to hit big in
Lifetime's original movie about the Menendez brothers has cast Nico Tortorella as Lyle Menendez and Myko Olivier as younger brother Erik Menendez, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The family patriarch, Jose Menendez, will be played by American Crime's Benito Martinez.
The trio join Courtney Love, who will play the mother, Kitty Menendez.
The untitled project, based on the true story of the 1989 murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez at the hands of their sons, Lyle and Erik, was written by Abdi Nazemian (The Quiet) and will be directed by reality TV producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (Ru Paul's Drag Race). Charles Pugliese (Cairo Time) also is attached as...
The drag queens in question are Alyssa Edwards (real name Justin Johnson), who will host a series called Haus of Edwards, and Detox, who will be take the lead in Detox’s Life Rehab. The first show will follow its star as he runs his dance studio, while the second will feature lifehacks from one of the drag community’s sharpest queens. Both programs will consist of eight episodes.
World of Wonder is using its two long-form shows to kick off what figures to be a busy digital
The cabler, known for buzzy TV movies, has greenlit a film about the brothers who famously killed their parents, Variety has learned. Courtney Love will play the mother, Kitty Menendez.
Casting is underway for the brothers, Lyle and Erik, and the father, Jose Menendez.
Lifetime’s TV movie will reveal the extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father’s hands, while their mother looked the other way.
Based on the true story, the flick explores the inner lives and motivation behind the murders of entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife Kitty at the hands of their sons Lyle and Erik in 1989. During their trial, the brothers testified that the murders were driven by a lifetime of sexual abuse by their father. They were ultimately sentenced to life without parole, and both remain in separate prisons today.
The highly-publicized case became a national news story, which
The female-skewing cable network has tapped singer-actress Courtney Love to star in a telepic about the infamous Menendez family, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Written by Abdi Nazemian (The Quiet) and directed by reality TV producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (RuPaul's Drag Race), the untitled project is based on a true story and explores the lives and motivations behind the murders of entertainment exec Jose Menendez and his wife, Kitty, by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in 1989. Love (The People vs. Larry Flynt) will star...
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