Just in time for the scariest month of the year, drag legends The Boulet Brothers and Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streamer for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural, announced today a new spin-off series, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans. You can watch the official trailer below.
Based on the popular competition reality show Dragula, the series will debut with a two-episode premiere on Tuesday, October 25, on Shudder and AMC+, with subsequent episodes rolling out weekly.
Hosted and created by the brothers, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans will be a ten-episode spin-off series starring some of the most popular drag icons from the show’s previous seasons competing in a grand championship of drag artistry and shocking physical challenges for a one hundred-thousand-dollar grand prize, the headlining spot on the upcoming world tour and the first ever “Dragula Titans” crown and title.
While fans of the series will feel right at home watching this spin-off, Dragula: Titans offers a new format that promises a haunted mansion full of shocking twists and turns that take place in a brand-new “underworld” set that was built just for the season.
“We wanted the show to feel familiar to fans, but we also wanted the set and format to feel elevated from a regular season in order to match the incredible talent of the artists we’ve brought together,” said the Boulet Brothers.
“There are so many shocking twists and turns this year that the competitors affectionately renamed the show ‘Gagula’ during filming, and we really can’t wait for audiences to see it – this show is truly the most compelling content we’ve created to date.”
“The Boulet Brothers and our previous ‘Dragula’ series have attracted a wonderfully passionate, engaged, and diverse fanbase, and we’re delighted to bring them even more of the content they crave with this next competition series, especially during our biggest, most celebrated month of the year,” added Craig Engler, GM of Shudder.
Along with returning fan-favorite competitors (to be announced at a later date), there will also be a rotating cast of guest judges from the show’s past and present, including horror icon Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows), Justin Simien (director of Disney’s upcoming Haunted Mansion film), and David Dastmalchian (Dune, Suicide Squad).
Also on board are pop metal, princess Poppy, drag superstars Alaska and Katya, and horror royalty Joe Bob Briggs (Last Drive-In), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun), and Barbara Crampton (Reanimator, Jakob’s Wife), with surprise guests making unannounced appearances along the way.
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans is the first project to be rolled out as part of the duo’s recent multi-project deal with Shudder. The partnership will also include a new season in the main Dragula series, as well as some other yet-to-be-announced projects.
The Boulet Brothers have become the go-to source for horror commentary in the pop culture zeitgeist. The Boulet Brothers are entrepreneurial multi-hyphenates who have their claws in all aspects of their creative projects, be it in writing, artistic vision, illustration, music production, costume design, logistical coordination, or business affairs.
The duo has appeared on the cover of legendary magazines like Fangoria and Heavy Metal, emceed at high-profile horror conventions, and been covered in Entertainment Weekly, The Onion AV Club, The Advocate, Alternative Press, and more.
Having cultivated a robust and dedicated following via The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Dracmorda and Swanthula have and will continue to break boundaries and broaden horizons within both horror and queer communities.
The Boulet Brothers appear as key commentators on the recently acclaimed Shudder original series Behind the Monsters and also appeared on the streamer’s popular show The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. Previous seasons of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula can also be seen on Shudder.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.