Calling to the stage: Holland!
Only days ahead of the season one debut of Drag Race Holland, the series has released an extended first look. And, unsurprisingly, it's the same show we've come to know and love.
The show is set to be hosted by Fred van Leer, celebrity stylist and former Holland's Next Top Model judge. In the new extended trailer, Leer makes his television debut in drag though he reportedly had done drag for about 10 years prior to making it big. For the show, a drag performer that goes by The Countess on Instagram does his face — much like Raven paints RuPaul now, and Mathu Andersen before her.
For his judging duties, Leer (who like Ru will appear both in and out of drag on the series) will be joined by designer Nikkie Plessen as right hand. Throughout the season others like YouTube superstar NikkieTuotrials, singer Roxeanne Hazes, model Loiza Lamers, comedian Sanne Wallis de Vries and even designer Cleas Iversens will also serve as guest judges. Iversens will design a custom gown for the winner of the First Dutch Drag Superstar title.
None of those judges are seen in the preview but the ten queens are. Debuted earlier this month, they include Envy Peru, Madame Madness, Roem, ChelseaBoy, Janey Jacké, Ma'MaQueen, Megan Schoonbrood, Miss Abby OMG, Patty Pam-Pam, Roem, and Sederginne.
“I still can’t believe I’ll host Drag Race Holland with the blessing of RuPaul! What a dream! This program is everything I believe in and stand for!” Fred said in a statement. “It’s all about charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent and I can’t wait to see all the fantastic creations of the queens on the runway, the lip syncs and all the challenges we created. A first message to our queens: You’d better work bitch! Good luck and don’t fuck it up!”
The series will premiere Thursday, September 17 at 3PM PST in the U.S. on WOW Presents Plus. It will boast video messages from RuPaul and subtitles in French, Spanish, and English as well as a few words in English as well.
The preview also gives a half-second glimpse of the franchise's latest Pit Crew. That cast has yet to be announced.