The drag queens are coming!
Three drag legends are back for a third go-around as We're Here drops new episodes on HBO Max.
Shangela, Eureka O'Hara, and Bob the Drag Queen are hitting small towns throughout the United States and bringing a high level of drag to communities that need it most.
"To be a part of a show like We're Here and give an opportunity to tell the stories of these people around our country, it feels right. It feels right and it feels purposeful. I say that this season is going to be the best season of We're Here so far," Shangela tells The Advocate.
As the LGBTQ+ community continues to face backlash and attacks in the United States, the cast of We're Here is hoping to bring some needed positive representation on screen.
"We have opened up the envelope of inclusion to the max. We're going to Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Utah... we are really traveling around. We're trying to leave no stone unturned," Bob the Drag Queen adds.
"We wanted to give back to kids who grew up like us and hopefully educate people who are not used to us. That's what we need in this country more than ever," Eureka O'Hara says.
With Bob, Eureka, and Shangela hitting mainstream success thanks to their iconic runs on RuPaul's Drag Race and solo adventures in entertainment, the queens are humbled to go back to their roots by visiting small neighborhoods.
"I'm no stranger to growing up in a small, conservative town and I know what challenges that come with, especially for an LGBTQ+ person," Shangela says.
"It's inspirational for me every day. It reminds me of where I've been. I'm able to relate with a lot of my drag children based on the experiences I've had in similar situations. How did I get to this place of confidence in myself? I'm able to utilize this mentor ability while doing this show," Eureka says.
Season three of We're Here follows a similar format to the previous two seasons, where the queens find fascinating people with different backgrounds who eventually become the host's fabulous drag children.
At the end of their trip, the queens host a one-night-only show, with many of the attendees seeing a drag show for the very first time.
"When we say we're here, it's true no matter where you are in the world," Bob explains. "We are here. Queer people are all around the world. We pop up in every community, practically every family, every country... we are here."
"I feel the love and the magic of it all. I love getting to see our art being taken seriously in the mainstream media. We're not just a joke. There's something very beautiful and very serious about what we do. We're just an inclusive show," Eureka says.
"This season might also be the most dramatic, impactful, for some people... scary," Shangela adds. "It is a real-life docu-series and a real reflection of where we are in our country right now. I think this show will inspire people to know that there is hope."
We're Here is streaming now on HBO Max. To see the trailer for season three, check out the video below.