Drag reality show “Drag Den Philippines” is set to premiere on the streaming platform Prime Video in December after more than a year of being teased on social media.
Prime Video Philippines released a video teaser for “Drag Den Philippines” featuring Manila Luzon on November 16, Wednesday on its social media channels.
Manila Luzon is a Filipino drag queen who finished as a runner-up in the third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” a popular American drag race competition.
“Ah so… death drop kung death drop? Category is Nanlalavan Extravaganza Eleganza,” Prime Video Philippines tweeted.
— Prime Video Philippines (@primevideoph) November 16, 2022
The teaser introduced the silhouette of Manila Luzon who was sitting on a throne-like chair with horns.
Manila seemed to be in a makeshift lair with a moving wrecking ball in front of her.
A phone then rang, and she answered it with: “This is the drag lord speaking. I just wanted to inform you that after years and years and years of searching, I finally found it.”
She then let out an evil laugh after the call.
Finally, the official logo of “Drag Den with Manila Luzon” was presented to the viewers.
Prior to this, on November 15, Tuesday, Prime Video Philippines posted a cryptic photo of three different hair wigs.
It then wrote the hashtag #DardagulanNa in the caption with a wink emoji.
— Prime Video Philippines (@primevideoph) November 15, 2022
The official Twitter account of the upcoming show also changed its profile picture with the new logo bearing the words “Drag Den with Manila Luzon.”
— Drag Den Philippines (@dragdenph) November 15, 2022
The cover photo was also changed.
“The Den finally opens December 2022,” the text on cover photo read.
As of writing, no other details were released about the cast members.
Reports said the cast members will be announced on Thursday, November 17.
Since the project was first announced way back in 2021, several Filipinos expressed excitement for the drag reality show.
It was supposed to be the first-ever drag reality show in the country but “Drag Race Philippines,” under the franchise of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” preceded it and was launched in August this year.
The first season of “Drag Race Philippines” concluded last October 12 with Precious Paula Nicole crowned as the first Drag Race Superstar.
The franchise will have a new season and is searching for cast members until December 1.
Meanwhile, many Filipinos maintained their excitement for the upcoming “Drag Den Philippines.”
“Finallyyyy! More kabadingan, lets go,” one Twitter user said.
“FINALLY NAGALAW NA ANG BASO,” another user tweeted.
Others lauded the production of the short trailer.
“ANG GANDA OMG,” one Twitter user said.
“Come thru production value! It looks like the long wait was worth it!” another user tweeted.
Award-winning director Quark Henares, Prime Video head of Originals for the Philippines, promoted the drag reality show and tagged his fellow filmmakers who are behind the reality series’ production. These are Antoinette Jadaone, Rod Singh and Dan Villegas.
“Excitinggggggg,” Henares tweeted.
Jadaone, meanwhile, thanked Prime Video Philippines for giving “Drag Den” a home on its platform.
— Toñet (@tonetjadaone) November 15, 2022