The producer Endemol Shine Brazil gave up producing the Brazilian version of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, whose rights were bought in 2017. The company confirmed the information to UOL’s columnist Fefito. Soon Brazil, which is one of the countries where the reality show is most watched.
The national version of the attraction has been the subject of speculation since it was announced. Among the reasons for the fact that it has not yet been produced are the country’s political moment, polarized in matters involving the LGBTQIA+ community, and, as a consequence, the difficulty of getting the project to broadcast on stations here, according to the columnist .
After having its official version, “All Stars” and with celebrities in the United States, “Drag Race” won editions in England, Canada and the Netherlands this year. In 2021, rumors suggest that Australia and France should host their first seasons of drag queens competition.
In the Dutch version of the program, a Brazilian was part of the cast. Miss Abby OMG participated in all the episodes and reached the grand final.
The drag queens competition goes to the 13th season in the USA, where it has already won 9 EMMY awards, the most important on world television.
What Endemol says
Sought by the column by UOL columnist, Endemol confirmed that it gave up the rights to “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in Brazil.
“In September 2017, as reported, Endemol Shine Brazil acquired the temporary rights of commercialization and production of the format in question in Brazil. The contract has not been in force for many years”, he said, through a note sent by his press office.