Paramount has revealed that a new crossover between classic TV series The Brady Bunch and reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race – aptly named Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch – is set to begin streaming via their Paramount Plus streaming service.
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As reported by Variety, Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch will see actors Christopher Knight (Peter Brady), Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady), Eve Plumb (Jan Brady) and Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) returning to the show, while Barry Williams — who originally played Greg Brady — will now be playing Mike Brady.
Produced by World of Wonder, the soon-to-be-released drag queen series will also see the cast recreate the classic episode “Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?” from season 2 of the original The Brady Bunch series, with RuPaul’s Drag Race performers Kylie Sonique, Kandy Muse, Shea Couleé, Bianca Del Rio, BenDeLaCreme, and Nina West will be playing the roles of Jan, Cindy, Marcia, Carol, and Greg Brady, respectively.
RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage and RuPaul himself will also make an appearance during the reimagining of the classic The Brady Bunch episode.
Of the series, World of Wonder Producer Randy Barbato stated, “For so long, ‘The Brady Bunch’ has represented the idyllic aspirational mixed family, but by mixing the stars of the original cast with the stars of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ we have been able to remind folks of the true meaning and value of family.”
“It’s also thrilling for us to have the opportunity to showcase the talents of so many of the Drag Race girls, and to see their work alongside iconic actors!” he concluded “Hopefully, this project will help encourage folks to create even more opportunities for artists who don’t always get called upon.”
As of writing, The Brady Bunch is the only classic Paramount television series confirmed to be getting the drag queen treatment, but as Hollywood seemingly believes that this is the kind of content audiences want, don’t be surprised if more TV shows are ‘reimagined’ in the same vein.
To that end, the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race suggested shows such as Who’s the Boss?, The Nanny, The Jeffersons, and even Married With Children, could reimagined on future productions of Dragging the Classics.
Given that the concept itself doesn’t sound particularly clever or original, especially for a reimagining of a classic TV show, Paramount’s Dragging the Classics sounds like nothing more than an uninspired excuse to push a liberal agenda and pander to the woke mob.
Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch will premiere on Paramount Plus this Wednesday, June 30th.
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