Queen Of The Universe Season 1: Release Date, Cast And New Details

The "RuPaul's Drag Race" universe is expanding yet again as fans speculate which drag queens will comprise Season 14 cast of "Drag Race" and navigate the bevy of international series inspired by RuPaul's flagship series. "RuPaul's Drag Race" entered the global drag scene in 2009 and has since expanded into its own cinematic universe of sorts — and RuPaul's net worth certainly reflects his enterprising.


"Drag Race" is produced by the production company World of Wonder, which also produces the series' international franchises (via IMDb). Currently airing is "Drag Race U.K." Season 3, while Season 2 of "Canada's Drag Race" premieres in mid-October, per Gay Times

World of Wonder isn't stopping there, though. Up next on the World of Wonder docket is "Queen of The Universe," a new drag queen competition series that departs from the typical "Drag Race" formula but which will entice fans around the world nonetheless — and it premieres before the end of the year.

Queen of the Universe will hit Paramount+ in December

World of Wonder operates its own streaming service, WOW Presents Plus, where American viewers can watch every international "Drag Race" franchise. But this isn't where fans will find "Queen of the Universe" when it premieres later this year. Instead, like "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season 6 before it, "Queen of the Universe" will premiere on Paramount+ (via Vulture). The series was announced in February 2021 when Paramount+ revealed the deal it had inked with World of Wonder, which included being the new home for "All Stars" and the production company's new singing competition series.


Per Variety, "Queen of the Universe" will debut on Thursday, December 2. Paramount+ currently houses the first 11 seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race" as well as five out of six "All Stars" seasons, making it the hub for "RuPaul's Drag Race" in the United States. ("Drag Race" is viewable on Netflix in countries outside of the U.S.) 

"Queen of the Universe" will overlap with the final few episodes of "Canada's Drag Race" Season 2, but we'll never complain about having a lot of drag queen content.

This Drag Race U.K. staple will be the host of the universe

One thing "RuPaul's Drag Race," and World of Wonder by extension, is known for is keeping everything in the family. This is no different when it comes to "Queen of the Universe" and the host who's been tapped to lead it. 


According to Variety, "Drag Race U.K." judge Graham Norton, who's been with the franchise for all three of its seasons, will host the new signing competitions series. He's a natural fit, too, as he hosts the U.K.'s "Eurovision Song Contest" every year, another singing competition that no doubt has him well-suited for this job.

As for which drag queens will appear on the show, we still don't know. Norton was only announced as host in late September despite the series being announced in February, and no contestants from any country have been officially announced. Still, that doesn't mean fans aren't speculating. According to GCN, some queens that fans want to see on the show include "Drag Race U.K." Season 1 alum Divina De Campo, drag royalty Pablo Vittar, Irish queen Veda, "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon, "Drag Race All Stars" Season 3 runner-up Kennedy Davenport, and many, many more. All of these queens are known to be good singers and would make excellent ambassadors for their countries.


Queen of the Universe will be endlessly fun

"Queen of the Universe" will see drag queens from around the world sing their mouths off until one queen remains, but what's the catch? According to What to Watch, "Queen of the Universe" will be presented Eurovision-style in that queens will represent their countries in this new competition series. This effort to bring queens from around the world together is a valiant and welcome effort due to the many "Drag Race" franchises separating the queens by the countries in which they reside.


Since being announced in February, "Queen of the Universe" has been promoted with the following logline: "High heels, high octaves, high competition — this drag queen singing competition will blow your wig off" (via Variety). Details are still hush-hush, though. According to Variety, Norton had been in talks to host the series with World of Wonder for months but only signed his contract shortly before he was announced as host in late September. With decisions like the host still being made, it's understandable that we don't know much about the series yet despite it premiering in less than two months.

What do we know, though, you may ask? We know it's bound to be endless fun. If you put a bunch of drag queens together, you're going to get something entertaining no matter what.