“AJ and the Queen” has been canceled after a single season at Netflix.
The show’s creator and star RuPaul confirmed the news via Twitter.
The series featured RuPaul as Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown RV with her sidekick AJ (Izzy G.), a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As the two misfits travelled from city to city, Ruby spread a message of love and acceptance which touched people and changed their lives for the better. Plus RuPaul performed a killer musical number in every drag club.
“End of the road for ‘AJ and The Queen,'” RuPaul wrote. “Netflix has decided to not extend our trip across America. Thank you for all the love & support. We’re so very proud of the work.”
The “Drag Race” icon also wrote and executive produced the 10-episode series which launched on Netflix platform on Jan. 10. Michael Patrick King served as writer, showrunner and executive producer, alongside Jhoni Marchinko. King’s MPK Productions produced in association with Warner Bros. Television.
King is known previously co-creating the CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls” and serving as a writer and executive producer on “Sex and the City.” He also wrote and produced the show’s big screen adaptations “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2.”
“AJ and the Queen” also starred Michael-Leon Wooley, Tia Carrere, Josh Segarra, and Katerina Tannenbaum.
In his review of the show, Variety critic Daniel D’Addario said that sadly the series didn’t present too much to viewers beyond RuPaul and his character.
“Unfortunately, Netflix’s ‘AJ and the Queen’ has little to recommend it other than Ru himself, bringing to bear the star’s charisma on a tonally uneven, shaky story and trusting that glamour will carry the day,” wrote D’Addario.
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