The revival will likely be accessible to stream the day that CBS All Entry rebrands as Paramount+.
The Actual World is coming again to ViacomCBS.
After its most up-to-date season streamed on Fb Watch, ViacomCBS is nearing a deal to revisit the collection on Paramount+ with the unique New York forged from the primary season of the fact juggernaut.
Titled The Actual World Homecoming: New York, the brand new collection will launch March 4 — the identical date that Paramount+ is being rebranded from its present kind as CBS All Entry. The collection will reunite the unique forged within the iconic loft featured within the first season. MTV’s Actual World social channel has been dropping a number of hints that the collection could be returning quickly. MTV was the unique dwelling for the primary 32 seasons of the franchise. Filming of Homecoming was not too long ago accomplished.
“MTV’s The Actual World has been credited with creating the fact TV style and was one of many first collection that tackled necessary and but unrepresented subjects of the time, from HIV/AIDS, race, gender, orientation and faith,” stated Chris McCarthy, president of MTV Leisure Group. “With Paramount+ being the house to so many international actuality hit franchises, it appears solely becoming to convey again the franchise and forged that began all of it.”
Authentic New York forged members Becky Blasband, Andre Comeau, Heather B. Gardner, Julie Gentry, Norman Korpi, Eric Nies and Kevin Powell will all return to the home for Homecoming because the collection explores how Actual World reworked their lives. Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin, Candida Boyette-Clemons and Nadim Amiry exec produce the collection for MTV Leisure Studios. Jonathan Murray, Julie Pizzi, Erica Ross, Kevin Lee and Trish Gold exec produce for franchise creators Bunim/Murray Productions. Jacob Lane is co-executive producer and George Verschoor is consulting producer.
The revival of the collection comes as MTV celebrates its fortieth anniversary this 12 months. MTV is one among a number of ViacomCBS manufacturers that will likely be mirrored on Paramount+ because the conglomerate appears to broaden out its streamer to raised incorporate its manufacturers past CBS together with Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Paramount properties. The transfer is designed to see the streamer higher compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and newer arrivals from Apple, Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal.
Paramount+ was closely promoted throughout Sunday’s Tremendous Bowl on CBS with adverts highlighting the well-known manufacturers — like Star Trek, Survivor, Dora and SpongeBob — that will likely be accessible on the streamer. The platform will even be dwelling to franchises together with Love & Hip Hop, Love Island, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Wonderful Race, The Problem, Massive Brother, Jersey Shore and extra.
Paramount+ is scheduled for an investor day Feb. 24 the place extra plans for the service, together with content material, will likely be unveiled.
Homecoming represents the sort of must-have programming that streamers search for in a bid to herald new subscribers for launch. Paramount+ can also be readying a Yellowstone prequel collection from Taylor Sheridan.
The Actual World final aired in 2017 on MTV. As a part of ViacomCBS’ efforts to mine its mental property, The Actual World was revived and bought to Fb Watch as MTV launched its in-house studio in a bid to monetize content material that both was too costly or did not slot in with its linear networks. With a streamer to program, the franchise is now returning in-house.