More Drag Race is coming your way super soon.
The British monarchy is going get shaken up yet again, because 12 new queens are about to compete for the U.K.’s most important crown... well, after the one on Elizabeth’s head, that is. The third season of Drag Race UK is arriving sooner than fans expected, given that Season 2 only ended in March 2021. While you wait for the new season to begin, check out all the queens on the Drag Race UK Season 3 cast, including one queen making herstory as a franchise first and another who’s a very familiar face from last season.
Just when you thought 2021 couldn’t pack in any more Drag Race, BBC Three announced the cast for the U.K. spinoff’s third season on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Already this year, fans have been blessed with Drag Race Season 13 and Drag Race UK Season 2 airing simultaneously, the inaugural seasons of Drag Race Down Under and Drag Race Epsaña, as well as All Stars 6 and Drag Race Holland Season 2. But the globe-conquering franchise is not slowing down. Only a few months after its second season aired, Drag Race UK will be back for Season 3 this fall, making Lawrence Chaney’s reign a short (but very memorable) one.
Drag Race UK Season 3 Release Date
Initially, the Season 3 cast reveal confirmed the new season would premiere sometime in September, but fans finally got an exact date a couple weeks later. On Tuesday, Sept. 7, BBC Three announced Drag Race UK Season 3 will premiere on Sept. 23 on the BBC iPlayer. If you’re watching from the United States, that means you’ll be able to catch the premiere streaming on WowPresents+ at 2 p.m. ET on Sept. 23.
The release date is timed so that the new season will begin just as Drag Race Holland Season 2 is scheduled to end, continuing the 2021 streak of Drag Race pumping out new episodes every single week.
Drag Race UK Season 3 Cast
To help fans get to know the new cast, World of Wonder uploaded a two-minute “Meet the Queens” clips showcasing each contestant on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Notable among the cast is Victoria Scone, who is the first cis woman to ever compete on Drag Race. Fans will also recognize Veronica Green, who’s back after her time on Season 2 was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Get to know all the queens in their videos below:
Drag Race UK Season 3 Trailer
The season released its trailer the day after its premiere date announcement. Get your first look at Season 3 in the trailer below:
Drag Race UK Season 3 will premiere on Sept. 23 on BBC Three and WOWPresents+.
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