The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula is an American reality competition TV show created by Boulet Brothers Productions and hosted by the Boulet Brothers. Initially, it premiered on YouTube and later became available on Netflix in the United States, OUTtv in Canada, and Amazon Prime in the United Kingdom and Australia.
As of season 4, the series transitioned to Shudder for all territories and is set to become a Shudder exclusive, with all seasons exclusively available on the platform. Crafted and hosted by the Boulet Brothers, the series presents a distinctive drag competition where eleven artists from various corners of the world are challenged each season.
In this article, we will delve into the eagerly anticipated Dragula Season 5, exploring not only its release date but also shedding light on the introduction of new directors and a star-studded judging panel. Additionally, we will uncover more details about what viewers can expect from this exciting new season of the series.
Dragula Season 5: Premiere Date, New Directors, And Star-Studded Judges Revealed
The official announcement for the fifth season of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula came on December 7, 2021, accompanied by the opening of casting on December 15, 2022, with a submission deadline of January 31, 2023. Subsequently, on September 19, 2023, a premiere date of October 31, 2023, was disclosed. Additionally, it was unveiled on the same day that Landon Cider, the winner of Season 3, would be joining the judges’ panel as a rotating judge.
“We’re taking the helm as directors for Season 5 with an unparalleled passion for the show,” stated Swanthula. The duo expressed excitement about the upcoming season, emphasizing their return to the show’s roots, focusing on the competition, the exceptional cast, and the awe-inspiring looks created each week.
Swanthula highlighted the anticipation for the terrifying and shocking physical challenges undertaken by drag artists on television. They touted Season 5 as the most visually stunning yet, with a cast of the most impressive drag artists ever seen on-screen.
While the cast remains undisclosed, the Boulet Brothers have revealed an exciting lineup of guest judges for the season. This includes director Mike Flanagan (known for Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass), actor David Dastmalchian (featured in Oppenheimer, Dune, Suicide Squad), author Tannanarive Due, writer and director Kevin Smith, musician Jazmin Bean, and Scream star Matthew Lillard.
Season Highlights: Drag Kings And Global Platforms
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, conceived by the Boulet Brothers and produced by Boulet Brothers Productions, originated from their club event and nightlife pageant. Premiering its debut season on October 31, 2016, initially as a seven-episode pilot series on Hey Qween! YouTube channel, it was later picked up by Canadian network OutTV.
Season 2 launched on October 31, 2017, airing on various platforms globally. The groundbreaking third season, featuring the first drag king contestant, Landon Cider, premiered on Amazon Prime on August 27, 2019, before moving to Netflix on October 31, 2019.
On April 25, 2023, The Boulet Brothers’ Halfway to Halloween TV special, a standalone episode, was released on Shudder, featuring former contestants and guest stars like Matthew Lillard and Twin Temple.