HBO has renewed the unscripted series We’re Here for a second season, it was announced today by Nina Rosenstein, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. We’re Here is available to stream on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and on HBO via HBO Max and other partners’ platforms.
“We’re Here resonates in ways we had hoped for but couldn’t really have anticipated,” said Rosenstein. “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.”
We’re Here‘s six-episode first season debuted April 23 on HBO. Starring renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley, the real-life series travels to small towns across America, inspiring local residents to share their stories and express themselves in a night of no-holds-barred, full-on drag.
Season one towns included: Gettysburg, PA, Twin Falls, ID, Branson, MO, Farmington, NM, and Ruston, LA. The season finale aired last night, with a dive into the queens’ own stories of struggle and perseverance, ending with a celebration of love and taking pride in oneself.
We’re Here is created by Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram. Season one 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.
We’re Here Episode Details
Episode 1: “Gettysburg, Pennsylvana”
Debut date: THURSDAY, APRIL 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley arrive in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to put on a one-night-only drag show featuring locals in need of a little support and empowerment, including: Hunter, a young, gay make-up artist yearning for a deeper connection with his father; Darryl, a local college admissions officer hoping to tell a story of race in America while being an effective ally to the LGBTQ community; and Erica, a conservative Christian mother eager to reconnect with her estranged daughter Hailey, who recently came out as bisexual. Directed by Peter LoGreco.
Episode 2: “Twin Falls, Idaho”
Debut date: THURSDAY, APRIL 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Bob, Eureka, and Shangela head west to Twin Falls, Idaho, a conservative, predominately Mormon community in Magic Valley. There, they meet Michael, Owen, and Amelia, a group of local drag artists who need help forming a community. In order to do just that, the queens work with: Clifton, a young, straight musician trying to make amends for his past by testing his definition of masculinity; and Brandon, a trans man, and his wife, Mikayla – high school sweethearts from religious families – who are looking for the wedding experience they didn’t have the first time around. Directed by Peter LoGreco.
Episode 3: “Branson, Missouri”
Debut date: THURSDAY, MAY 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
In Branson, Missouri, a wholesome showbiz town smack in the middle of the Bible Belt, Bob, Eureka, and Shangela help three locals struggling to be their true selves in a community that prides itself on its traditional, religious values. Among them are Tanner, a young actor questioning whether it’s possible for him to be both Christian and gay; Charles, a classically-trained dancer who wants to show that he’s not just out, but proud; and Chris, a father grappling with mental health issues who’s determined to embrace his emotions for the sake of his daughter. Directed by Peter LoGreco.
Season 1, Episode 4: “Farmington, New Mexico”
Debut date: THURSDAY, MAY 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
The queens’ journey into the desert to help the residents of Farmington and Shiprock, New Mexico foster unity and open-mindedness. In the process, they enlist: Nate, a gay, indigenous photographer eager to make a deeper connection with his Navajo people; Nicole, a proud lesbian, public defender, and local LGBTQ activist who’s constantly misgendered because she wears “men’s” clothes; and Stacey and Jasmine, a mother-daughter duo processing the traumatic suicide of their beloved daughter and sister DJ, who struggled with not feeling accepted as a lesbian in her community. Directed by Johnnie Ingram.
Season 1, Episode 5: “Ruston, Louisiana”
Debut date: THURSDAY, MAY 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Bob, Eureka, and Shangela head south to Ruston, Louisiana to shake things up for a small town that’s in need of some change. Among their drag children are: Jose, a young gay man tired of censoring himself in order to gain respect and acceptance from others; lifelong Ruston resident Stacy, an ex-firefighter and straight ally dedicated to using his influence to make his LGBTQ community members feel welcome; and Lynn, a tenacious, proud lesbian who – despite the loss of her left arm and leg – is ready to reclaim her independence and dust off her old cowboy boots for her drag king debut. Directed by Peter LoGreco.
Season 1, Episode 6: “Spartanburg, We Make It Werk” (Season finale)
Debut date: THURSDAY, JUNE 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
When COVID-19 disrupts their production schedule, the queens do what they do best: they make it work. Featuring some never-before-seen performances, Bob, Eureka, and Shangela reflect – from the comfort of their homes – on how drag changed, and even saved, their lives. As the queens explore WE’RE HERE’s impact, they shed new light on the life-changing experiences they’ve had traveling across the country and meeting local LGBTQ community members. Directed by Peter LoGreco.