March 15, 2020 | From MRC
Maybe many folks aren’t so into this drag queen and kids phenomenon after all.
Netflix just announced that it’s new-ish drag queen-centered show starring RuPaul and his enthusiastic 10-year-old sidekick has been canceled after just one season. Good. There’s proof that there is some sanity in the world.
The legendary drag icon and founder of RuPaul’s Drag Race — which is set to air its twelfth season on VH1 — had starred in the first season of the Netflix original series, “AJ and The Queen,” which centered on the story of a “down-on-her-luck” drag queen named Ruby who discovers “a recently orphaned, 10-year-old stowaway named AJ (Izzy G.) hiding in her RV,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The unlikely duo and their RV hit the road to bring “a message of love and acceptance” to different cities in America. Yes, it was apparently as bad as it sounds.
AJ and The Queen debuted just two months prior, on January 10. Netflix didn’t say why the show wouldn’t be making a return, though THR clarified that they make “renewal and cancellation decisions based on internal metrics, including completion rate weighed against the cost of a show, and then determines whether that money would be better spent on a new series or reinvested in the existing property.”
Clearly it wasn’t worth it. But for the sake of children everywhere, this is good news.
(Excerpt from MRC. Article by Gabriel Hays.)