Why Season 14 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Isn’t on Netflix

Review Ethan / 2022-09-11 01:52:06

Having previously released new seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race weekly, Netflix has lost the rights to the new season as it’ll be airing elsewhere. Here’s what we know.

Starting in 2022, Netflix will no longer have access to new seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race internationally. It aired first on VH1 in the United States, then moved to Logo TV in 2017. The show was later re-broadcast weekly to Netflix.

Netflix currently holds the rights to RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons 1-13 (with exceptions) in all regions outside the United States.

Drag Race is an reality series where drag artists compete against one another. In recent years, the series has seen a lot of success and many spin-offs have been created.

Where is Season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race streaming now?

The show will no longer be available on Netflix. Instead, it will only air new episodes through Wow Presents Plus. They’ve begun dropping new episodes of season 14 weekly as of January 8th at 4 AM GMT. That’s just hours after the US broadcast on VH1.

Wow Presents Plus claims to be the place to go for all things Drag Race, but because of existing streaming rights, their library may differ depending on your location. So much so that they’ve got this frankly ridiculous streaming availability chart on their website.

The service costs £4.49 a month or £44.90 for the year.

Will the RuPaul’s Drag Race Back Catalog Leave Netflix?

The decision to move RuPaul’s Drag Race away from Netflix for future seasons hasn’t gone unnoticed. One article from The Tab lays out why it’s a bad decision stressing that we’ve already got enough streaming services to subscribe to and Netflix provided a superior way of watching the show.

Netflix, which is based outside of the United States, has access to an extensive collection RuPaul Drag Racing content. The majority of regions have the original seasons, with some regions lacking the latest seasons. Netflix also has RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked!.

It is not known if these seasons will be available on Netflix for an indefinite period. Each title could end after the expiration of the streaming rights.

Will you be watching season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on WOW Presents Plus or will you be taking a break from the show? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below.


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