‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Shifts to Paramount+ and Fans Are Not Happy
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars has found a new home on Paramount+. The sixth season of the show will premiere on June 24 exclusively on the streaming service. This is the first time ever that the U.S. version of the show will not air on its staple channels Logo or VH1.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Moves to Paramount+, Causing Confusion For Fans
Paramount+ will put out two episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars for the show’s premiere. Episodes will be released every Thursday after the showstopping premiere. The aftershow, RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked, will also only be available on Paramount+.
Once the first trailer dropped for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, the comments section on the show’s official Instagram account was flooded with confusion. Many asked whether or not Paramount+ is a free service, and others could not wrap their minds around the drag show not being on cable.
“I’m so upset that i have to pay for another streaming service just to watch the show!!! why did you not just keep it on vh1 it would have been much easier for viewers!!!” one fan wrote on Instagram.
Currently, Paramount+ is offering one month of free streaming if you use the coupon code at the top of the website. Otherwise, plans start at $4.99 a month for the basic plan. Students can get a 25% discount. The service also offers a $9.99 plan that eliminates watching ads.
“I want to watch so badly, but I can’t with another streaming service,” another fan wrote on Instagram.
Paramount+ is a newer version of the CBS All Access streaming service. It joins the competitive race between all of the other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Discovery+. RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is a series with die-hard fans and will always draw in a lot of viewers. Queens of the Universe is another drag show coming to Paramount+ that will attract the same fanbase. Are streaming services really the future of Drag Race?
It’s hard to imagine RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars not airing on regular television. The show’s big shift to Paramount+ feels a bit more complicated and calculated. Some fans may decide not to pay for the streaming service. Other’s will probably just find clips of the show online and read spoilers. The only way to tell how this big move will affect the show is when the first week’s ratings come in.