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NBCUniversal Formats takes “Real Housewives” format to Cape Town

NBCUniversal Formats is building on the successful Real Housewives franchise with another South African edition. Produced by Trace Studios, The Real Housewives of Cape Town will launch on Mzansi Magic on July 10. ...
June 15, 2022

NBCUniversal Formats is building on the successful Real Housewives franchise with another South African edition.

Produced by Trace Studios, The Real Housewives of Cape Town will launch on Mzansi Magic on July 10. The new series is the 17th international version of the franchise and the third South African version, following previous instalments set in Johannesburg and Durban.

The new series’ cast includes investor Beverley Steyn; trainer Rushda Moosajee, who has a large social media following; blogger and entrepreneur Loveline Abinokhauno; wine connoisseur Thato Montse; humanitarian and beekeeper Camilla McDowell; style company owner Kutazwa “Rooksy” Gqirana; and chartered accountant and property entrepreneur Lulwando “Lue” Tukwayo.

“We are elated to continue to build on the monumental success of The Real Housewives franchise in Africa with this latest installment,” said Ana Langenberg, SVP of format sales & production, NBCUniversal Formats. “The spirit of Cape Town and the unique energy this series will bring will deliver an addictive and unmissable experience, and we can’t wait for audiences around the world to experience it.”

M-Net director of local entertainment Shirley Adonisi added: “This may be a global franchise, but our spin on it is very much South African. The storylines explored on the show and the cast’s lives are as authentic as they come. As a channel, keeping up with our viewers’ tastes and preferences is important, and this is evidence of that.”

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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