The Boulet Brothers Announce Most Ambitious Season of 'Dragula,' Premiering Halloween Night
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Modern day horror hosts, drag icons and television innovators The Boulet Brothers have announced that the forthcoming fifth season of their groundbreaking reality competition show "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula" will premiere on Tuesday, October 31 on Shudder and AMC+.
The season promises to be the biggest and baddest yet, boasting a brand-new state-of-the-art set, an army of new talented crew members, the most diverse cast in the show's history, and the Boulet Brothers' themselves taking over as the series' directors.
"We have created four seasons of the main show at this point, and just wrapped our first all stars season with "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Titans "spin-off, and we consider all of that part of "Chapter 1" of the Dragula story. With season 5, we are beginning a new and innovative new chapter of the show, and we've retooled and updated the format in an incredibly exciting way," says Dracmorda, one half of the Boulet Brothers duo.
"Nobody is going to sail the ship with more passion than us, so we've taken over as the show's directors for season 5, and we've brought in some incredibly talented new team members who are really elevating what you will see on screen," says Swanthula, the other half of the Boulet Brothers. "We're going back to basics with the format, and focusing on the competition element of the show, the incredible artists that we've cast and the out-of-this-world looks they create each week, and of course, drag artists doing insanely terrifying and shocking physical challenges on tv. This is the best-looking season of the show yet, and I can't wait for fans to see these new competitors. They are truly the most impressive drag artists I have ever seen on-screen."
Following a monumental past twelve months for The Boulet Brothers, which included the release of the aforementioned spin-off "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Titans", a world tour, and "The Boulet Brothers' Halfway to Halloween TV Special" (written and directed by the Boulet Brothers), the forthcoming fifth season of the mainline series will deliver a diverse cast from all over the world on an even bigger stage, showcasing some of the best looks and performances in the show's history, as well as some of the most extreme extermination challenges ever seen.
While the cast has yet to be announced, The Boulet Brothers will be welcoming an all-star roster of guest judges to join them throughout the season including director Mike Flanagan (Netflix's "Haunting of Hill House,"" Midnight Mass", "Doctor Sleep"), actor David Dastmalchian ("Oppenheimer," "Dune", "Suicide Squad"), author "Tannanarive Due", writer / director Kevin Smith, musician Jazmin Bean, and Scream star Matthew Lillard (just to name a few). The show will also feature the series' first recurring judge in the form of "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula" season 3 winner Landon Cider, and appearances from past season winners and stars including Victoria Elizabeth Black, Dahli, and Koco Caine.
"We're thrilled to continue our partnership with The Boulet Brothers to bring Shudder subscribers an all-new season of their beloved Dragula, which is set to be bigger and more outrageous than ever," said AMC Networks' Executive Vice President of Streaming, Courtney Thomasma, "Can't think of a better way to celebrate Halloween – one of our very favorite days of the year – and to keep the season alive and the party going for the rest of the year!"
Hosted and created by "horror's new icons" (Fangoria) the Boulet Brothers, "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula" has become must-see television for horror, drag and reality fans alike. Showcasing some of the finest artists in the world specializing in the franchise's four pillars of Drag, Filth, Horror, & Glamour, "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula" has cultivated a devoted and continually growing fan base. 2022's "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Titans" all-star season was a huge hit for Shudder making "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula "the most watched series franchise on Shudder over the last year.
Following the premiere of "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Titans" last year, the duo were spotlighted by Variety, Fangoria, Bloody Disgusting, and notably were named one of 2022's OUT100 by Out Magazine. Earlier this year, they were also profiled by Fast Company in a career-spanning feature that spotlighted how for years Drac & Swan have been "building a queer horror empire."
About The Boulet Brothers
The Boulet Brothers are drag icons, writers, directors and modern day horror hosts who 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 the writing, directing, artistic vision, illustration, music production, costume design, logistical coordination or business affairs.
From appearing on the cover of legendary magazines like Fangoria & Heavy Metal, to emceeing at high-profile horror conventions, to coverage in Entertainment Weekly, The Onion AV Club, The Advocate, Alternative Press and more, to cultivating a robust and dedicated following via "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula," the duo of 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 recent 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.