By WILLIAM J. WRIGHT
Grab your mascara and stilettos! Fans of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula have reason to celebrate because the beloved queer horror icons are crawling in the coffin with Shudder for the long haul. As announced today in a press release, Dracmorda and Swanthula have inked an exciting new multi-project production deal with AMC Networks‘ horror streamer. With the record-breaking success of last year’s fourth season of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula (Shudder’s most-watched series of 2021), the duo is set to expand their brand with a new season, a new spinoff and an all-new special set to debut on Shudder over the next twelve months.
Although details are tightly under wraps, we can report that the first project, a full-season spin-off series based on their celebrated ground-breaking reality competition series The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, has just completed principal photography and is scheduled to premiere this fall.
“This is an incredibly exciting time to be a Dragula fan. This new partnership with Shudder (and the AMC family) provides an incredible opportunity for us to expand our cinematic universe and to flesh out all of the characters, stories and stars that audiences have fallen in love with over the years,” said the Boulet Brothers. “We couldn’t be more excited about the content that we’re about to unleash, and if fans have felt shocked and engaged with our content in the past, they are truly not ready for what’s coming next. It’s going to be a wild, fun, and terrifying new ride.”
Craig Engler, Shudder’s general manager, adds, “With The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula and Resurrection, the Boulet Brothers have proven to be uniquely talented producers and storytellers, creating innovative, inclusive programming that smashes genres and draws a large and loyal following. We’re excited to be working with them on their upcoming new competition series, with more to come in 2023.”