It’s been a long time coming, but we now finally know exactly who will be competing in the upcoming fourth season of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, coming to Shudder as an original series.
For the first time in the show’s history, the contestants will be battling it out for a whopping cash prize of $100,000, which means Dracmorda and Swanthula Boulet will likely be stricter than ever in their search for a unique and spellbinding talent that can take over the world.
So, without further ado, here are the 10 drag artists competing in this year’s season…
Astrud Aurelia (She/Her)
As a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Astrud is a drag artist who's likely going to be seen as some stiff competition straight away. Using her punk rock fashion sense along with her musical talents to create live musical shows, she's now bringing all of that to the competition in the hopes of clawing her way to the crown.
Bitter Betty (She/Her)
With 20 years of drag experience, Betty is a self-identifying trans woman who believes that trans drag artists haven't been afforded the same opportunities as their cis counterparts. Now, given this platform, she believes she can represent her community and bring home the crown, drawing inspiration from 80s cartoons amongst other unique places.
Koco Caine (They/Them)
Blending seduction and horror, Koco brings a strong dose of body positivity to proceedings, describing themselves as a "zombie stripper" and determined to deliver something in this competition that has never been seen before. As an underrepresented, Black performer, Koco feels it's important to show up, represent and succeed.
HoSo Terra Tom (She/Her/They/Them)
As the first internationally-based Korean artist to compete on the series, Hoso considers themselves to be a "drag yokai" and draws their global inspiration from Eastern myths.
Formelda Hyde (He/Him/They/Them)
Spending most of their time performing online and in digital drag shows, Formelda is a horror fan at heart, describing his drag as "true embodiment of fear". Through their artistry, Formelda "seeks to express the darkest elements of horror within our world”.
Jade Jolie (She/Her)
Despite already being known to fans of drag television competitions thanks to her work on RuPaul's Drag Race, Jade is hoping to show audiences that she has evolved and can adapt to any drag medium. "I'm bringing things people would never think I was capable of," she says. "Get ready.”
Merrie Cherry (She/Her)
As a pioneer of the drag scene in Brooklyn New York, Merrie always steals the spotlight when she walks into a room. Mixing camp, fashion and humour, she hopes to bring true entertainment to this competition. "At the end of the day it's about entertaining and that is what Merrie Cherry does," she says. "Oh, and I'm definitely bringing a little drama mama, because we are on a reality show and who doesn't love a little fun.”
Having proven her prowess during The Boulet Brothers' Dragula Resurrection Halloween special in 2020, Saint is back to compete in a full season for the second time. With experience and growth, she feels she's now perfectly primed to go all the way.
Sigourney Beaver (She/Her)
This self-described "hyper femme AFAB queen" is someone who likes to hypnotise audiences with her sky-high hair and piercing white eyes. With a background in burlesque, she incorporates tease into her drag performances and already has several pageant titles under her belt.
La Zavaleta (She/Her/They/Them)
As a recent addition to the Brooklyn New York drag scene, La Zavaleta originally comes from Mexico City, mixing glamour and scares in all of her looks. Known for her incredible live performances, she's now chasing the American dream and believes she can manifest her destiny; and a Dragula win.
The Boulet Brothers' Dragula Season 4 comes to Shudder on Tuesday, October 19th, with new episodes following every Tuesday.