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HBO RENEWS WE’RE HERE FOR SECOND SEASON

Yesterday HBO aired the season finale of We’re Here, and now comes word that the premium service has given the hit docu-series the green light for a second season. The series followed drag queens Bob The Drag Queen, Shangela Laquifa Wadley and Eureka O’ Hara as they put small-town Americans in drag. So in other words, We’re Here was a cross between Queer Eye and Priscilla…Queen of the Desert.

“We’re Here resonates in ways we had hoped for but couldn’t really have anticipated,” said Nina Rosenstein, EVP of HBO Programming. “The stories of our small-town drag daughters created an incredibly positive communal experience. We can’t wait for Bob, Shangela and Eureka to continue their journey helping others find their voice.”

Created by Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram, We’re Here‘s six-episode first season debuted April 23 to critical praise.

We’re Here is about spreading love and change through the trans-formative power of drag. The queens and the communities that embrace them prove that love, compassion and a willingness to listen can spark change,” the statement continues. “With that, we hope the renewal of We’re Here for a second season will play a small part in the ongoing fight for justice and equality. Our queens will continue to travel the country uplifting the queer community and creating joy where you might least expect it.”

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In an interview with NewNowNext, the queens were asked what city they would like to travel to once the quarantine is over.

“I’ll go anywhere because I loved it, but I really want to come back to my hometown of Paris, Texas. I think that would be something super special,” Shangela told us. “All of us are from small towns. Eureka’s from a small one in Tennessee, and Bob’s from a small one in Georgia.”

“I would love for us to return to our small town and have an impact there. I think it would mean so much, not only to me and for my family to be able to see my journey in drag, but also for everyone who’s in my small town like me who grew up and basically, ’Look, Shangela didn’t forget about us. She came back,’” the Halleloo henny explained.

Bob agreed with Shangie that going back to where they grew up could make for some good TV: “I mean, normally small towns aren’t my destination spot, but I guess I would love to go back to one of the small towns that I grew up in. That would be amazing.”

Now that the series is getting another season, I hope the producers take their ideas into consideration. Having the queens visit their hometowns would in my opinion make them more personable.

Season 1 was directed by Peter LoGreco, who executive produced alongside Warren, Ingram, and Eli Holzman & Aaron Saidman for Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), David Huggard (Eureka O’Hara) and D.J. Pierce (Shangela Laquifa Wadley) served as consulting producers.

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