EXCLUSIVE: ITV Studios is taking celeb drag contests worldwide by means of British actuality format Queens For the Night time.
Forward of Mipcom subsequent week, the Love Island agency has taken manufacturing rights in every territory the place it has a non-scripted manufacturing base and distribution rights for the format and completed variations (excluding the UK) worldwide. Within the U.S. ITV America and unique format creator Tuesday’s Little one will co-produce.
ITV Studios struck the deal immediately with Tuesday’s Little one, Karen Smith’s unscripted indie that co-produces Lego Masters USA and is behind codecs comparable to Lego Masters, Killer Camp and Apocalypse Wow.
Deadline understands the present will comprise a diverse codecs slate at ITV Studios at Mipcom, together with new relationship reveals and different conventional gross sales genres.
ITV Studios’ British broadcaster mum or dad ITV commissioned the unique UK model again in June. It’s set to launch as a particular in This autumn, hosted by presenter Lorraine Kelly and that includes Spice Lady and pop star Melanie C, arise comic Rob Beckett, international drag artist Courtney Act and Unhealthy Training and the West Finish’s All people’s Speaking About Jamie star Layton Williams on its judging panel.
Contestants comparable to Coronation Avenue cleaning soap star Simon Gregson, British health icon Mr Motivator and Love Island‘s Chris Hughes will undertake drag makeovers, mentored by a few of enterprise’ most profitable drag queens, together with RuPaul favorites Blu Hydrangea and Kitty Scott-Claus.
Mike Beale, ITV Studios’s Managing Director, World Artistic Community, mentioned: “We’re very excited to be taking Queens For the Night time out to international consumers at Mipcom in Cannes subsequent week. We all know that the world of drag is a supply of fascination worldwide and the vitality it brings to viewers is vastly entertaining.”
Smith, Tuesday’s Little one CEO and Managing Director and Queens For the Night time government producer added that the format brings “drag to a mainstream household viewers with jaw-dropping transformations, heart-warming tales, high-heeled hilarity and must-see performances.”