World of Wonder, the award-winning team behind RuPaul’s Drag Race, has picked up a second season of the smash-hit reality competition series Painted With Raven (8×40’). The series will air exclusively on WOW Presents Plus in weekly instalments.
The renewal announcement follows the series’ November premiere where Painted With Raven became the latest in a long-line of successful reality programming from World of Wonder. Emmy-winning makeup artist and Drag Race fan favorite Raven will return as the eponymous host, with RuPaul to stay on as executive producer alongside Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, and Tom Campbell of World of Wonder.
In Season 2, Painted With Raven will continue the hunt for the most talented, undiscovered makeup superstars. In this competition series, makeup artists from across the US compete virtually from the comfort of their own homes in a series of mini-challenges, main challenges and weekly faceoffs. The artist that emerges on top at the end of the season will be crowned the winner and receive a cash prize of $25,000.
Raven said: “Hosting my own show with World of Wonder has been the thrill of a lifetime. Makeup is my passion and I am so thankful to also have it as my career. I am excited to put out a new season of Painted With Raven and help give a new generation of makeup artists the same platform that launched my career.”
The programme features a unique competition format with no eliminations. Instead, contestants compete each week for points through the mini, main and weekly faceoff challenges. The best performing contestants of the week are awarded three points, with the lowest performer receiving none and being “muted;” thus unable to compete in the next week’s challenge. As points accrue, the contestants shot at the final prize solidifies with the contestants with the highest points at the end of the series facing off in a one last showdown.
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato from World of Wonder said:“We are so proud to have Raven as a part of the World of Wonder family! She’s a genius at painting faces and natural as a host! Greenlighting a second season was a no-brainer.”
The first three episodes from Season 1 of Painted With Raven are available now exclusively on WOW Presents Plus. New episodes will continue to air weekly on Thursdays until the finale on January 13th 2022.