We're Here

Last updated
We're Here
Genre Reality television
Starring
Opening theme"I Am America" by Shea Diamond
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Production companyThe Intellectual Property Corporation
Release
Original network HBO
Original releaseApril 23, 2020 (2020-04-23) 
present (present)

We're Here is an American reality television series on HBO featuring former RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara and Shangela. In the series, the trio of drag queens travel across the United States to recruit small-town residents to participate in one-night-only drag shows. [1] [2] It premiered on April 23, 2020.

Contents

On June 5, 2020, the series was renewed for a second season. [3]

Cast

Production

HBO announced the six-part reality television series on November 5, 2019, to star former RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara, and Shangela. [1] [2] We're Here was created by Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram, and is executive produced by Warren, Ingram, Peter LoGreco, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman. LoGreco also directs. [1] [4] Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), David Huggard (Eureka O'Hara) and D.J. Pierce (Shangela Laquifa Wadley) serve as consulting producers. [4]

HBO EVP of Programming Nina Rosenstein said, "Drag is about confidence and self expression. We are so thrilled to showcase the transformative power of the art form with our audience." [1]

The final episode of the series, which was slated to be set in Spartanburg, South Carolina, was halted by the imposition of lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. [5] The episode instead became a Zoom-based discussion among the three hosts about their own personal journeys through drag; [5] Bob the Drag Queen has stated that he hopes the show will return to Spartanburg when production is able to resume. [6]

On June 5, 2020, the series was renewed for a second season. [3]

Broadcast

On February 19, 2020, it was announced that We're Here would premiere on April 23, 2020. [4]

Episodes

No.Title [7] Directed by [7] Original air date [7] U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Gettysburg, Pennsylvania"Peter LoGrecoApril 23, 2020 (2020-04-23)0.122 [8]
2"Twin Falls, Idaho"Peter LoGrecoApril 30, 2020 (2020-04-30)N/A
3"Branson, Missouri"Peter LoGrecoMay 7, 2020 (2020-05-07)0.103 [9]
4"Farmington, New Mexico"Peter LoGrecoMay 14, 2020 (2020-05-14)0.130 [10]
5"Ruston, Louisiana"Peter LoGrecoMay 21, 2020 (2020-05-21)0.070 [11]
6"Spartanburg, We Make It Werk"Peter LoGrecoJune 4, 2020 (2020-06-04)0.113 [12]

Reception

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominee(s)ResultRef.
2020 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program We're HereNominated [13]
TCA Awards Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming Nominated [14]
2021 Independent Spirit Awards Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary SeriesNominated [15]
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Reality ProgramWon [16] [17]

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