Published on July 20th, 2009 | by Niamh8
Four models and a PR agent
Well two PR agents actually.
Fans of MTV’s The Hills will be happy to know that a new reality tv programme began filming in Dublin earlier this week in a very similar style. Following four models and two PR agents to locations such as Krystle nightclub, VIP magazine offices on Ely Place, Brown Thomas department store and a number of high-profile restaurants around town, producers are aiming to make a pilot episode in anticipation of a full series being made.
If successful, those who bagged the coveted parts could find themselves known on an international level as well as here, with plans to take the show overseas by having it aired on MTV in Britain.
Among those involved with the production of the show is David Coffey, the man behind satirical comedy series Dan and Becs, who both starred in and wrote the popular programme.
The pilot series has not been given a name yet, but producers are said to be looking for something which sums up living in an affluent Dublin suburb.
A number of familiar faces will be popping up on the show, with some of Dublin’s well known catwalk queens lined up to take part. A set insider explained: “There are four models and two PR girls in it.
“They’re taken from a few different agencies including First Option, Compton and Rogue Model Management.
“Ironically, they all have boyfriends already — but I’m sure the producers will still manage to cause some drama around it.
“There will be plenty of tears, tantrums and back-stabbing and the whole thing is scripted just like the original show,” they added.
So…I’m on the edge of my seat already, how about you?
What would make it infinitely more entertaining would be if they steered away from the “affluent Dublin suburb(s)” and did something a bit more like this:
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