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Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn split from “Project Runway”, head to Amazon

Amazon Prime Video is developing a reality fashion series with unscripted fashion icons Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, set to premiere globally in more than 200 countries and territories. Few details have ...
September 7, 2018

Amazon Prime Video is developing a reality fashion series with unscripted fashion icons Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, set to premiere globally in more than 200 countries and territories.

Few details have been released about the as-yet untitled series, but “the show will continue Klum (pictured, right) and Gunn’s (left) 14-year relationship and a commitment to making fashion accessible to a wide audience,” according to a press release.

Amazon will also develop a shoppable experience for viewers through a collaboration between Prime Video and Amazon Fashion.

Klum and Gunn will abandon hosting duties on Bravo’s fashion competition format Project Runway, which will soon begin its 17th season.

“Bravo is proud to bring Project Runway back where it all began, and Heidi and Tim will always be a huge part of the legacy,” said a statement from a Bravo spokesperson, sent to realscreen. “The series will continue its iconic impact with Bravo’s reboot for the next generation of designers and fans. We are excited to announce our new host and mentor very soon.”

“After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Project Runway, a show that I was honored to host and help create,” said Klum in a statement. “I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart. I am so appreciative of the dedicated fans, and most of all, I am grateful that we could shine a light on creativity and help launch so many talented designers’ careers.”

“I am grateful to Project Runway for putting me on a path I never, in my wildest dreams, thought my career would take me,” added Gunn. “I am so proud to have been a part of the groundbreaking process that showcased talented young designers as never before.”

“Heidi Klum completely changed the television landscape by developing a competitive reality fashion series that was unproven and different from what was popular on-air. The show became wildly successful, and in turn Klum and Tim Gunn have become an iconic pop culture duo,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Their drive to deliver fashionably entertaining, engaging and trendsetting content speaks for itself, and we believe their next iteration in this space will find an even larger audience on our global Prime Video runway.”

No word yet on the format, who will produce the new series or when Amazon plans to release episodes.

(Image from Bravo’s Project Runway)

(Updated with a statement from Bravo at 1:20 p.m.)

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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