MTV Studios, Facebook Watch partner to reimagine MTV's 'The Real World'
MTV Studios, a unit of Viacom's (VIAB, VIA) MTV, announced a partnership with Facebook Watch (FB) to reimagine the groundbreaking series MTV's The Real World for three all new seasons debuting Spring 2019. Drawing on Facebook's global platform, the new seasons will be native productions in Mexico, Thailand and the United States, respectively, to explore friendship, and the cultural and social environment in each. Available exclusively on Facebook Watch, the new seasons will introduce interactive social and community features that empower fans to shape the action and connect across mobile, desktop and Facebook's TV app. Creators Bunim/Murray Productions is co-producing the new seasons with MTV Studios and pre-production is underway in each location. The social conversation on Facebook Watch will power the audience experience in the new seasons of MTV's The Real World. The Facebook community will have the ability to vote one housemate onto the show prior to air, and there will be unique opportunities for fans to connect with the cast through Facebook Live, Premieres, and Watch Party. Facebook Watch will also release daily drops of scenes from forthcoming episodes leading into the weekly half-hour premiere. Additional social elements will be introduced prior to launch and throughout the seasons. VIAB VIA FB