EW exclusively reveals the Drag Race icon's role in the upcoming sequel and the summer premiere date on Disney+.

Mother(ship) has arrived.

RuPaul is expanding her Hollywood femme-pire, as EW can exclusively reveal that the Emmy-winning RuPaul's Drag Race icon has joined Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly among the cast of Disney's Zombies 3 movie sequel.

Zombies 3 — set to premiere on the Disney+ streaming service — follows a group of space aliens who infiltrate the student body of zombies, cheerleaders, and werewolves at the series' Seabrook High, with RuPaul set to voice The Mothership, a "comedically passive-aggressive UFO" that brings the aliens to earth, per an official synopsis.

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RuPaul joins Disney's 'Zombies 3' sequel as the voice of a UFO
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Manheim and Donnelly return to the musical series as the zombie Zed and cheerleader Addison, respectively, who begin their senior year at the monstrous safehaven of Seabrook. In the film, Zed is eyeing an athletic scholarship that wouuld make him the first zombie to attend university, with Addison preparing for the school's first international cheer-off. Their plans are diverted when the aliens — under the direction of RuPaul's Mothership — arrive and, according to Disney, stoke "something other than friendly competition."

Zombies 3 teaser poster
'Zombies 3' poster revealed ahead of the sequel's summer release date.
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Other cast members include Chandler Kinney as Willa; Ariel Martin as Wynter; Pearce Joza as Wyatt; Carla Jeffery as Bree; Trevor Tordjman as Bucky; Kylee Russell as Eliza; Terry Hu as A-spen; Matt Cornett as A-lan; Kyra Tantao as A-li; James Godfrey as Bonzo, and Kingston Foster as Zoey.

The film's soundtrack includes eight new songs and accompanying dance numbers, including a new rendition of Zed and Addison's popular duet "Someday."

Disney first launched the Zombies series in 2018 as an adaptation of Zombies & Cheerleaders by David Light and Joseph Raso. Its sequel, Zombies 2, premiered in 2020.

RuPaul joins the franchise after the legendary drag artist previously appeared in movies like The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very Brady Sequel, But I'm a Cheerleader, the VH1 holiday movie The Bitch Who Stole Christmas, and the beloved drag classic To Wong Foo. Before becoming the most-decorated Black performer in Emmys history with his 11th victory in 2021, the Drag Race producer-host's TV career saw him hosting his VH1 talk series The RuPaul Show from 1996 to 1998 and fronting the scripted Netflix comedy AJ and the Queen in addition to supporting roles on The Comeback, Broad City, Grace and Frankie, and as the host of a 2020 episode of Saturday Night Live.

Zombies 3 is set to stream exclusively on Disney+ beginning July 15, with en encore presentation airing Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. on Disney Channel. The network version will include bonus footage and an extra "lost song" musical number not featured in the streaming edition.

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