Facebook’s latest expansion into original video is a throwback to the heyday of reality television. The social network is partnering with MTV Studios to launch a “reimagined” version of The Real World on its video-centric Watch tab.
The show will span continents, with three location-specific seasons centered on casts in the US, Mexico, and Thailand. It’s set to be co-produced by by MTV Studios and Bunim/Murray Productions, the latter of which is considered a pioneer of reality TV and helped create The Real World, Road Rules, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The premiere date is sometime in spring 2019.
The news, announced onstage at the trade show MIPCOM in Cannes, France, marks one of the first original Facebook shows — outside…
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