Welcome back, uglies.
Our Satan prayers have been answered, as today, the Boulet Brothers formally announced a new spinoff of their hit show "Dragula", though it manages to change the game even more than last season’s rollercoaster ride via Amazon Prime was. For one, the poster indicates that this season will air on AMC Networks’ horror-centric streaming service Shudder as opposed to Netflix, who acquired seasons two and three of the show last year, following the airing of the latter.
But that’s not all, as this spinoff has a subtitle: Resurrection. Could this mean that we’re already getting an all star season of "Dragula"? And if so, might I re-introduce my personal picks for such a season? Turns out, it is! Sort of. The two-hour special will feature departed performers from the first three seasons, competing to return to the show in season four, as well as for a $20,000 grand prize.
In all seriousness, it’s refreshing to see that there is something to look forward to this Halloween for queer horror fans. As things are literally and/or figuratively on fire, we can at least see some of the most transgressive gender performance artists known to humanity cut the runway to ribbons or face extermination if they fall short.
In a statement, Shudder had this to say about "Resurrection":
Unlike past seasons of the series which brought competitors to Hollywood, Dragula: Resurrection will travel across the country for in-depth conversations with each artist where they live and work, observing their process as they create their unique looks. The competitors will be challenged to conceptualize and design three original Halloween-themed looks and present them in performances to be filmed at haunting and horrifying real-world locations including an abandoned Georgia train station and a haunted mansion in the woods of North Carolina. Dragula: Resurrection will also feature music from trans pop icon Kim Petras and gay country music star Orville Peck.
“We’re so excited to be bringing this special to life, and even more excited that it’s happening just in time for Halloween,” the Boulet Brothers said in a statement. “The format is something incredibly different and it truly presents drag in an innovative way that has never been seen on TV before. It’s easily the best content we have ever produced, and the highest level of drag that TV audiences have ever seen. We are so proud of the cast and crew who made this happen, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Shudder to produce it.”
Who will look pretty good for a dead bitch, as Morgan McMichaels once quipped?
"The Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Resurrection" is set to debut on Shudder on Tuesday, October 20th.