September 24, 2018 at 12:31 pm PDT | by Mariah Cooper
Josh Segarra cast as RuPaul’s boyfriend in Netflix comedy ‘AJ and the Queen’

Josh Segarra (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Actor Josh Segarra has been cast as RuPaul’s boyfriend in the new Netflix comedy “AJ and the Queen,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

“AJ and the Queen” will be a 10-episode, hour-long comedy starring RuPaul. The Hollywood Reporter describes the show as about Ruby Red “a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in an RV from the ’90s with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As they travel from city to city, Ruby’s message of love and acceptance changes the lives of people along the way.”

Segarra is known for his roles on “Arrow” and “Orange is the New Black.” He will portray Hector, drag queen Ruby Red’s (RuPaul) boyfriend “who has a dark and dangerous side.”

Other new cast additions include Michael-Leon Wooley who will play Louis, a blind drag queen; Katerina Tannenbaum as Brianna “a clueless hooker with a deep connection to AJ;” and Tia Carrere as Lady Danger, a villain who gained infamy in the local drag scene for injecting her clientele with cheap silicone.

Casting for AJ is still in the works. A premiere date has yet to be announced.

 

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