MTV has teamed up with Facebook Watch to reboot a new version of The Real World that will bring interactive and social elements to the show’s classic reality format.
Following a group of strangers forced to live and work together, three new seasons will take place in the United States, Mexico and Thailand.
Fans will be able to vote one housemate onto the show before the season begins, and the cast will connect with fans through Facebook Live, Premieres and a Watch party, along with other interactive social media elements that will be introduced throughout the seasons.
The Real World reboot is from Bunim/Murray Productions and will premiere in spring 2019.
Matthew Henick, Facebook’s head of content planning and strategy, Paresh Rajwat, Facebook’s director of product management, and Chris McCarthy, president of MTV, revealed plans for the show’s revival at Mipcom 2018.
“MTV’s The Real World helped to define a generation and created a new genre of television with a simple yet powerful idea of connecting people from wildly divergent backgrounds to find common ground on the issues that often divided them,” said McCarthy in a statement. “By partnering with Facebook Watch and [Bunim/Murray Productions], we have the opportunity to impact culture and create a new genre of television all over again, while engaging the next generation of content consumers around the world.”