After less than two months of being on Netflix, RuPaul’s comedy-drama AJ and the Queen has been canceled.
RuPaul tweeted the news that the show would not be coming back for a second season on Friday (March 6).
“End of the road for AJ and the Queen,” he wrote. “Netflix has decided to not extent our road trip across America. Thank you for all the love and support. We’re so very proud of the work.”
End of the road for “AJ and The Queen” @Netflix has decided to not extend our road trip across America. Thank you for all the love & support. We're so very proud of the work. @mizzizzyg @mlwooley @tiacarrere @joshsegarra @katerinavictoria @mwilkas #AJandTheQueen pic.twitter.com/0W50sTW4kU
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) March 6, 2020
The show, which was created, written, and executive produced by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King of Sex and the City, followed drag queen Ruby Red (played by RuPaul) who goes on a tour of the United States with 11-year-old AJ.
Each of the ten episodes included drag performance by RuPaul, and the series featured guest appearances from 22 former Drag Race contestants, including Bianca del Rio, Katya, and Chad Michaels.
Many mourned the loss of the show on social media.
WTF @netflix with all the horrible things happening in the world, we need the wholesome goodness of Aj and the Queen to continue!! You can't ghost on us with that ending. My heart. https://t.co/kOJYeVpgyi pic.twitter.com/QIDvSZqNbB
— Rachel Washburn (@clevergirl93) March 6, 2020
NNNNOOOOO!!!!! All of the reviews were stellar and this show was the perfect mix of camp, glamour, drama, comedy, and drag. I’m so sad about this but I’m hoping Netflix will change their mind. This show was phenomenal
— Brandon (@pegasusdeflor) March 6, 2020
The cancelation of AJ and the Queen comes after the drag queen’s daytime talk show The RuPaul Show was also canceled after just three weeks.