The world might feel gloomy right now, but MUCH BETTA days are on their way with the news that RuPaul's Drag Race has officially been renewed for a third series.
What's more, the long-delayed second series is officially set to air on BBC Three in "early 2021", so the wait for more werkroom action will soon be coming to an end.
In a statement on Monday (2 November), the BBC confirmed that series two - which was put on hold back in March during the first lockdown - will air early next year and will see twelve queens competing for the crown, compared to 10 in series one.
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) November 2, 2020
The broadcaster also confirmed that casting is also open for series three, which is expected to begin filming next year.
"Looking forward to better days! I’m happy to announce the triumphant return of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK", says RuPaul.
"Early in 2021, season two will arrive with all the hope, joy, laughter and glitter you’ve come to expect from our brilliant queens. We’re also currently casting season three with the best and the brightest Great Britain has to offer.
"We feel honored that you’ve embraced our little show, and our only wish is that we can offer a smile at a time when we can all use it the most."
Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, says: "We’re very happy to confirm that series two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is on its way very soon and with 12 new queens to meet, it’s even bigger than the first series and we can’t wait for you to see it in early 2021.
"Also, because we’re so excited about it and can’t keep it a secret, we wanted to share the news now that there is going to be a third series as well. Its been a huge hit for us and we love it as much as you do so we’re delighted that we can continue our relationship with World of Wonder and can bring even more Drag Race to BBC Three."
In a statement teasing the possibility that series three could also air in 2021, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder Co-Founders and Executive Producers, said: "Sashay away 2020. 2021 is just around the corner, and with it not one but two seasons of RuPaul's Drace UK.
"We are thrilled to be doing our part to make 2021 much betta!"
RuPaul's Drag Race series two premieres in early 2021 on BBC Three. Series one is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.