Unscripted

E! greenlights Lionsgate’s “Model Squad”

NBCUniversal-owned E! has greenlit a series that follows some of the world’s most famous supermodels. Model Squad, an 8 x 60-minute series, features models Daniela Braga, Olivia Culpo, Hannah Ferguson, Ping ...
February 1, 2018

NBCUniversal-owned E! has greenlit a series that follows some of the world’s most famous supermodels.

Model Squad, an 8 x 60-minute series, features models Daniela Braga, Olivia Culpo, Hannah Ferguson, Ping Hue, Nadine Leopold, Caroline Lowe, Ashley Moore, Shanina Shaik and Devon Windsor.

Produced by Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate and coproduced by IMG, Model Squad aims to offer an authentic look at the models, capturing their emotional highs and lows as they try to navigate New York City.

“The business of high fashion is competitive and cutthroat, but it provides unparalleled opportunities that so many dream of,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP, development & production, E!, in a statement. “With the network deeply rooted in both fashion and pop culture, Model Squad is tailor-made for our viewers as this series brings exclusive access inside this unique celebrity lifestyle while also showing how these fierce women empower each other in such a high-pressure industry.”

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with E!,” added Jennifer O’Connell, Lionsgate EVP of alternative programming. “Captained by executive producer Dave Caplan, Model Squad represents how Lionsgate alternative programming seeks out and works with the best in the business, and in this case, women who are at the top of the modeling game.”

E! will air a preview special, Model Squad: Fashion Week, on Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with the series to launch later this year.

Dave Caplan, Will Staeger, and Gennifer Gardiner serve as executive producers.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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