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Get Ready to See RuPaul in a Whole New Way

Find out what's in store for the iconic TV personality.

If there's not enough RuPaul in your life (BTW, the answer is there never is), that's about to change. The drag icon's early days and career will soon serve as the inspiration behind a half-hour dramedy series coming from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot team as well as Ru himself, Deadline reports.

The show will focus on the drag icon's early days in NYC as he rose to prominence on the nightclub scene during the Reagan-era 1980s. A network, cast, and premiere date have yet to be announced. The RuPaul's Drag Race host will executive produce along with Bad Robot’s J.J. and Ben Stephenson, as well as World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell. Power executive producer Gary Lennon is on board as a writer.

This is the second show inspired by that time in the Big Apple. It was recently announced that that era will also be the backdrop for an upcoming Ryan Murphy series on FX. According to Deadline the show is called Pose. Set in 1986, it "examines the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York City: the emergence of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world."

Clearly time travel is hot right now.

For now, fans can check out RuPaul on RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 9 premieres on Friday and the host teased what fans can expect from guest judge Lady Gaga. "I think the look that she does on our show is really spectacular," he said. "It's really over-the-top. In fact, in the first episode she comes out and the girls don't know it's her. She comes out as the fourteenth contestant saying that she's the world's preeminent Lady Gaga impersonator."

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