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As J.J. Abramsā€™ production company, Bad Robot is probably best known for its involvement in his high-minded, lens flare-packed sci-fi stories, but the studio actually does do other things. A few years ago, we reported that it was developing a project about Martin Luther King Jr., and now Deadline says Bad Robot is set to produce a half-hour dramedy series based on the life of RuPaul.

The show will tell a ā€œfictionalized versionā€ of RuPaulā€™s rise from ā€œclub kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star,ā€ and it will be set in New York City during the ā€˜80s. The untitled series is being written by Gary Lennon, who previously worked on Power, Orange Is The New Black, and Justified, and Deadline says it will be ā€œtaken to the marketplace shortly.ā€ That means a network (or streaming service or whatever) hasnā€™t signed on yet, but considering the combined star power of RuPaul and J.J. Abrams, it seems safe to assume that somebody out there will be interested.

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