It’s Show Time! Banijay’s Drag Me Out Heads to Poland

20 February, 2024

Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today announces Endemol Shine Poland (part of Banijay Germany) will produce entertainment format Drag Me Out (Czas na Show. Drag Me Out) for TVN. Marking the third adaptation of the Mastiff TV Denmark-created format, the show will air in an evening prime-time slot from spring.

The series dives into the world of drag, featuring six bold personalities from the showbiz scene, who undergo a transformative experience to discover their inner queens. Under the guidance of mentors – esteemed stars of the Polish drag scene – and  a discerning jury, contestants will compete in a series of challenges.

Viewers witness the journey of each celebrity as they embrace the colourful and artistic world of drag queens, learning the art of makeup, costume creation, and captivating stage presence. The highlight of the competition will be the exhilarating lip sync battle, where only one pair will emerge victorious, claiming the coveted queens’ diadems.

Lidia Kazen, Director of TVN, comments: “We are introducing a programme that opens the door to the spectacular world of drag culture. A world that is a form of art: expressive, colourful and inclusive. We want to bring the drag queen phenomenon closer to our viewers and consolidate TVN’s position as a progressive station. Behind each costume, there is a moving story, and Drag Me Out forms a key part of our spring schedule.”

Małgorzata Perkowska-Czaja, Managing Director of Endemol Shine Polska says: “From our extensive Banijay catalogue, we always try to identify and propose  formats that will be unique and distinctive in the market. This is what Drag Me Out is;  a combination of emotional stories, amazing metamorphoses and unforgettable and, above all, brave stage performances, that we haven’t seen on TV before!”

Endemol Shine Poland has over 20 years experience producing hit shows including local adaptations of renowned brands Don’t Forget The Lyrics, MasterChef, LEGO Masters, All Together Now, You Can Dance, New Generation, Money Drop, and Big Brother amongst others. In addition, it is behind premium scripted programming such as Our Century for TVP 1 and Squared Love for Netflix.