Well, one season of RuPaul's Drag Race ends and another one ends filming it seems. Last night Canada's Drag Race finished its first season crowning a truly stunner of a queen, and this comes right after filming ended on a season for next year. This according to a new report.
Variety reports that the 13th season wrapped last week, while the world was still in the midst of the ongoing global pandemic. Following local, state, and federal safety requirements, queens were brought in with all crew members wearing masks. Everyone interacting with the performers was tested every three weeks and queens were sequestered (as they are every season) for the duration of filming.
"The production has altered the main stage set in order to incorporate concerns over social distancing, expanding the judges' table and placing glass panels between each judge," Variety reported. whether or not this includes guest judges is unknown but hopefully!
This news won't come as a surprise to superfans who track social media activity. Over the past few weeks, drag performers who were on the show would not have been able to post, inadvertently exposing them as members of the cast.
If the season has been filming over the last few weeks then RuPaul may have given a small preview — of one of her looks of course. As the show rolled out its Emmys campaign, a video was released by the Television Academy explaining what makes Drag Race so special. In it, Ru is sitting at the main stage judging table in a look that hasn't appeared on any Drag Race episode. It's likely that this was filmed on set of season 13.
There's no rest for the weary though. According to Variety, the show is filming Drag Race 13 and All Stars 6 back to back and has already begun on that. Jaremi Carey, the performer who cerated Drag Race's Phi Phi O'Hara, confirmed this weeks ago.