HBO Celebrates New Series WE’RE HERE With Digital Viewing Party And Free Premiere On YouTube

Join The Queens For An Uplifting Pre-Show Featuring Appearances By Drew Barrymore, Monét X Change, Hayley Kiyoko, Ellen Pompeo, Andrew Rannells And Naomi Watts

Support LGBTQ Non-Profits and Chat With Cast As Series Debuts For Free on YouTube Premieres

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NEW YORK, NY – In the current climate, where many can feel alone and isolated, HBO, Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley want fans to know #WereHere together. In an effort to share the positivity and transformative powers of drag culture, the Queens are hosting an uplifting digital pre-show with celebrity guests leading into the WE’RE HERE series premiere on THURSDAY, APRIL 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). The premiere episode will also be made available for free to all via the YouTube Premieres platform and by participating affiliates, marking the first time that HBO has made content available for free at the same time as its debut.

WE’RE HERE will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 23rd, the approximately 30-minute digital event simulcasted on HBO’s YouTube channel, HBO’s Twitter profile, and by participating affiliates will feature celebrity cameos and behind-the-scenes intel, while raising money for great causes. HBO will make donations to two organizations: Free Mom Hugs and Mama Dragons, and viewers will be encouraged to support any way they can.

Following the pre-show, the premiere of WE’RE HERE will debut for free on the YouTube Premieres platform at 9:00 p.m. ET, the same time it premieres on HBO. Anyone and everyone nationwide will be able to experience the magic of the series while live-chatting with the Queens using the YouTube Premieres chat function.

Links to #WereHere Together Pre-Show BELOW

“We know the magic and positivity that drag culture radiates,” said Johnnie Ingram and Stephen Warren, co-creators of We’re Here. “To bring this show to a national stage by making it free to all on YouTube during such a difficult time is something so special to us. We can’t wait to see fans’ reactions in real time as we watch alongside them on premiere night.”

The six-episode unscripted series WE’RE HERE recruits local residents across small-town America to participate in a one-night-only drag show. In each episode, renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley visit a different small town to inspire and teach their own “drag daughters” to step outside their comfort zone for a night of no-holds-barred, full-on drag.

WE’RE HERE is created and executive produced by Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram; directed and executive produced by Peter LoGreco; executive produced by Eli Holzman & Aaron Saidman for Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), David Huggard (Eureka O’Hara) and D.J. Pierce (Shangela Laquifa Wadley) serve as consulting producers.

Want more? Follow @WereHere on Instagram BELOW.

For more information visit https://www.hbo.com/were-here.

Source Warner Media

April 22, 2020 10:10am ET by Pressparty  

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