Less than two months after it’s premiere, Netflix has opted to cancel AJ and the Queen after one season.
The scripted 10-episode series, co-created by Michael Patrick King and RuPaul stars the Supermodel of the World as drag queen Ruby Red who travels cross country in an RV with an 11-year-old runaway after having her money stolen by her love interest.
Ru took to Twitter to announce the cancellation: End of the road for “AJ and The Queen” @Netflix has decided to not extend our road trip across America. Thank you for all the love & support. We’re so very proud of the work. @mizzizzyg @mlwooley @tiacarrere @joshsegarra @katerinavictoria @mwilkas #AJandTheQueen
I will admit with so many shows currently on Netflix that I am trying to catch up on, I still haven’t gotten around to watching AJ and the Queen. I am aware that critics hated the show, and friends of mine who have watched it feel the show is watered down so that rust belt breeders can tolerate drag culture.
I am also aware that season 1 ends on a cliffhanger, so I wonder if Netflix will grant the fans some closure in the form of a two hour movie like they did with Sense8? I will eventually get around to watching it, but I’m currently obsessed with Toy Boy, a Spanish show about male strippers who solve crimes. Welp, at east Mama Ru has Drag Race and it’s 5,000 spin-offs to fall back on financially.