MTV is clearly aware of the world’s obsession with royals: Variety reports that the network is currently in the process of creating The Royal World, a Real World spin-off of sorts that will center on different “ladies, baronesses, and counts” from around the world. The lineup, per Variety, will reportedly include “descendants of aristocratic families from the U.K., Russia, Austria, Nigeria, and Ireland, as well as a ‘royally connected American.'” (Let the theories begin for who that “royally connected American” is!)
“The Royal World is a brilliantly entertaining show that invites you into a world which is utterly closed to most of us: the world of young, titled royals and aristocrats,â€ť Katy Manley, creative director at Initial, the production company behind The Royal World, tells Variety. â€śExpect headline-grabbing gossip thatâ€™ll leave palaces squirming as we get to know the real people behind the titles.â€ť
The series will air on MTV International before the end of 2018, and be available in 180 countries. â€śMTV has a deep-rooted history of shining a light on original characters and unique subcultures. The Royal World brings this to a whole new level,â€ť Kerry Taylor, EVP youth and music and cohead of MTV International, tells Variety.
This isn’t the only exciting new MTV project on the docket. The channel is also planning on releasing a Vanderpump Rulesâ€“style series based on Lindsay Lohan’s new beach club in Greece (working title: Lohan Beach Club). So it’s safe to say our DVRs will have a heavy MTV rotation for the next year.