The Real World revival being reportedly considered for streaming platforms

Real World revivalFollowing the success of Jersey Shore Family Vacationit appears as though another iconic reality franchise could be coming back … though this time not necessarily on MTV.

According to a new report from Deadline, the series (developed in partnership between the cable network and Bunim-Murray productions) is now being shopped to streaming platforms. It’s certainly possible that this will be a refreshed, reinvented version of the series that first premiered so many years ago, and the strategy here seems to be something similar to how Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was brought back over on Netflix.

Will this work for a show like The Real World? We think that it’s a little bit harder just because we live in a very different sort of era, one in which social media is so much more prominent than it once was. Lives are more digital now and it feels like it’s going to be quite tough to fully replicate all of that in the small screen. Also, The Real World at the time it came out was revolutionary; now, there are a number of other reality series out there that take on similar subjects. The show changed its format a ton over its final few seasons on MTV — sometimes, it worked, whereas on other occasions it ended up really blowing up in its face. We actually found the final season enjoyable for the most part, even if it wasn’t perfect and there were clearly some creative bumps like too many cast members.

If anything else comes up regarding The Real World, we’ll be sure to let you know. The earliest in which we could see it starting in 2019. Ironically, this news is coming out at around the same time that there are rumors surrounding the return of another MTV series in The Hills — we actually think it’s a little bit likelier that this show will return just because of the star power associated with it.

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