Ru Paul’s ‘AJ and the Queen’ Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

by @JRobinsonWoN
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Coming to Netflix in January 2020 is the first Original comedy series by world-famous drag queen RuPaul, AJ and the Queen. We’re expecting the series to be a smash hit across the globe thanks to the millions of people that tune in to RuPaul’s beloved reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Expect to see plenty of sass, glitz, and glamour as RuPaul takes centre stage. Here’s everything we know about AJ and the Queen, including the Netflix release date, plot, cast and trailer.

AJ and the Queen is an upcoming Netflix Original comedy series created by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King. Both RuPaul and King wrote the series, while also serving as executive producers too. MPK Productions were involved with the production of the AJ and the Queen, along with Warner Bros. Television. Also starring in the series is RuPaul himself, who has been acknowledged as the world’s most famous drag queen, thanks to his commercial and critical success.

When is the Netflix release date for AJ and the Queen season 1?

The first season of AJ and the Queen arrives on Netflix, on January 10th, 2019!

Will AJ and the Queen be available in my region?

The series is a global Original and will be released worldwide.

What is the plot of AJ and the Queen?

After saving $100,000 to set up her own club, popular drag queen Ruby Red is left almost penniless after her boyfriend steals all the cash and runs away. To try and raise funds, Ruby Red hits the road in an old RV to hit the different clubs across America. Joining her on her journey is an elven-year old stowaway orphan, AJ, who has no problem speaking her mind.

RuPaul as Ruby Red in AJ and the Queen

Who are the cast members of AJ and the Queen season 1?

The following cast members have been confirmed for AJ and the Queen season 1:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Ruby Red RuPaul RuPaul’s Drag Race | To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything | Grace & Frankie
AJ Izzy G. A Violent Separation | The Highwaymen | Wings
Louis Michael-Leon Wooley The Princess and the Frog | Dreamgirls | Injustice 2
Hector/Damian Sanchez Josh Segarra Arrow | Trainwreck | Overboard
Lady Danger Tia Carrere Wayne’s World | True Lies | Lilo & Stitch
Brianna Katerina Tannenbaum Better Call Saul | Entangled | Sweetbitter
Officer Kennedy Matthew Wilkas The Mummy | Gayby | Top Five
Tianna Shawana Carter This Is Us | Insecure | No Good Nick


When and where did production take place for AJ and the Queen?

Filming for AJ and the Queen took place at Warner Brothers Burbank Studios in January 2019.

RuPaul as Ruby Red in AJ and the Queen

How many episodes will the first season air?

The first season of AJ and the Queen will feature ten episodes! All ten episodes will be available to stream upon release.

What are the episode run times?

If previous comedy series are anything to go by such as, Living With Yourself and GLOW, then AJ and the Queen episodes will be approximately 30 minutes each.

Will AJ and the Queen be available to stream in 4K?

Netflix requires all of its Originals to be available to stream in 4K, therefore, AJ and the Queen will definitely be available to stream in 4K.

Will any of the Drag Queens from RuPaul’s drag race feature in AJ and the Queen?

There will be many drag queens featured throughout AJ and the Queen but not all of them have been listed.

One of the only drag queens to be listed on AJ and the Queen is James Leyva, who appeared as Valentina in RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars.

James Leyva as Valentina in RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars

Has Netflix dropped the trailer for AJ and the Queen?

We think subscribers are gonna love what Ru Paul has in store for them with AJ and the Queen.

Can we expect to see a second season?

As the series hasn’t been listed as limited, we could potentially see further seasons of AJ and the Queen.

Renewal will ultimately come down to how well the Original performs in the first month or two of its release. Thanks to his reality series, RuPaul is incredibly popular and known all across the world for his larger than life persona. Thanks to his popularity, there will already be plenty of fans looking forward to tuning

We’re fully expecting AJ and the Queen to be incredibly popular with subscribers and fully expect to see a second season in the future.

Are you excited for the release of AJ and the Queen? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom.