Real Housewives Of Australia Going Ahead And Now Casting
In news for Real Housewives fans, a Real Housewives of Australia will be screened on Foxtel next year.
It was announced today that Arena will screen 10 x one hour docu-drama which will provide an insider view of the lifestyles of the wealthy and pampered women found in the chicest parts of cities all over the world.
The show will showcase the extravagant lives of five of Australia’s most privileged, powerful and glamorous women. The series will introduce us to an elite group of women and reveal intimate and often outrageous details about their relationships, career triumphs, pitfalls and family drama.
Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said “The Real Housewives of Australia will tap into the qualities and idiosyncrasies that are uniquely Australian whilst embracing all the drama, antics and extravagance we have come to love when observing these pampered wives of the uber riche.
The show will be produced by Matchbox Pictures and they will casting over the coming weeks.
This is great news for reality TV in Australia, however hopefully they will cast from one city or town only and there will be links between some if not all of the cast. This has worked so well for the overseas shows. If they are going to cast people from different cities it will be hard to get plot lines going, this could be seen in the entertaining but not so successful WAG’s series screened earlier this year where people were cast from different cities and different sporting codes and it was difficult getting story lines or connections going.
The Gold Coast Housewives would be fun, but who knows where it will pop up. As I have said in previous blog posts going years back I still think Skye Leckie would be fantastic on a show like this.
The Sydney cast could include Skye Leckie wife of David Leckie as Australia’s version of Ramona. Gail Elliott, could take on the Kelly Bensimon role, Charlotte Dawson would be perfect in the Bethenny role, and Kirsten Carrioll would be the equivalent of the countess as she is married to a French man, as well as using it as platform to promote her lanolips range. For the Jill Zarin role I would suggest Ben Tilley’s wife Tiffany which would also create some tension with Skye Leckie just like the Real Housewives of NYC show.
However will add a few more names in as suggestions Shari-Lea Hitchcock, Liz Buttrose and their friend Darrel Lea heir, Carissa Lea. They are all friends in real life so there would not have to be as many set up scenarios and their conversation could flow naturally.
Roxy Jacenko who has been in a reality TV pilot before would be a great edition to the cast as would her sister Ruby. Lara Bingle is not doing much she could be a worthwhile addition to the show.
I am sure there would be quite a few who would put their hands up to be on the show, remember Bethenny Frankel is now worth $55 million.
Real Housewives Of Australia coming to Arena in 2013. Who would you like to see cast?