We’re Here, a popular and critically acclaimed series that has helped to break down barriers and promote acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community, is returning for a fourth season with a new cast of queens. The change comes after a former production assistant on the series, Daniel McGarrigle, filed a civil suit (in February 2023) against season 1 host D.J “Shangela” Pierce alleging that Pierce r*ped him during filming in 2020. Pierce denied the allegations, calling the suit “baseless” but after careful consideration HBO has decided to change the hosts.
Who are the new drag queen hosts for ‘We’re Here’ season 4?
This new season of We’re Here is expected to start filming this month with Sasha Velour and Jaida Essence Hall (both of which are former champions of RuPaul’s Drag Race) hosting, along with Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka. Together, they will replace the usual hosts; Bob the Drag Queen, D.J. “Shangela” Pierce and Eureka O’Hara. The trio issued a statement saying, “We have been so inspired by the stories and important work that has been done over the last three seasons of We’re Here. We look forward to continuing this journey throughout the country to uplift voices, spread love and showcase new stories through the art of drag. We thank the entire We’re Here team for choosing us to join this life-changing experience.”
“Time and time again, the series has shown that love is stronger than hate, and we want to continue to uplift the community by showcasing these rich and important stories. We owe a huge thank you to Bob, Shangela and Eureka for sharing their personal stories and for their incredible contribution over the last three seasons. We’re also excited to welcome our three new queens to the We’re Here family and dive into our new season.”Nina Rosenstein, executive vp late night and specials programming at HBO
What can we expect from season 4 of ‘We’re Here’?
The upcoming season of We’re Here will follow the three queens to two American towns over the course of six episodes. The show will take a deeper and more immersive look at the local political systems, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, and its opposition, and how it affects the LGBTQ+ community. Sasha, Jaida, and Priyanka will work to spread love and connection through the art of drag.