NBC Universal’s International television production division has been commissioned by BBC2′s teen strand ‘Switch’ to produce a 6×30-minute teen reality series entitled Scene Stealers. The program, NBCU’s first reality series in the UK, will see brave teens leave their group of friends, their family and everything familiar to them to join another ‘scene.’ With the help of mentors within the new scene they’re attempting to blend into – which include cliques and organizations such as fashionistas, trash heavy metal fans, political groups, surfers, farmers, army and live action role players – the teens will get makeovers and attempt to go undetected in the new environment. Eventually they will discover that there is another ‘scene stealer’ in the group which they are competing against. The point of the show is to replicate and document the journey teenagers make when they learn there are similarities between disparate groups.
- RS West ’18