The TV series that is often cited as the starting point for the reality television landscape of the past two decades is in development as part of a slate at MTV Studios, a new unit announced today.
The update on the groundbreaking reality show “The Real World” is part of a slate that also includes new versions of “Daria,” “Aeon Flux” and the coming-of-age series “Made.”
In announcing the launch of the new unit, MTV said: “MTV Studios will develop and produce a full slate with a focus on beloved series, franchises and spin-offs that span MTV’s 35-year history. With over 200 titles, MTV Studios has one of the largest libraries of young adult series and franchises in TV history.”
MTV calls “The Real World” “the show that invented modern reality television,” and says of the reimagined version: “This reconnection to innocence for the trailblazing series strips away the polarization and cold anonymity of social media, the din of the 24-hour news cycle, and the facades of the instafamous culture to find out what happens ‘when seven strangers are picked to live in a house … stop being polite and start getting real.'”
Also in the works are the new series “The Valley” (working title), said to be in the spirit of “The Hills” and “The City,” and “MTV’s Straight Up Ghosted,” which delves into the stories behind broken social media relationships.
Please click here for details on all of the programs that are part of the MTV Studios launch slate, along with other details about the new MTV unit.