Jersey Shore may be MTV’s biggest hit, but the network hasn’t forgotten their granddaddy of all reality shows—The Real World. The show is going into its 24th season, and it will reportedly take place in New Orleans.
Executive producer of the show Jon Murray said in a statement today, “We are delighted to be returning to New Orleans for the 24th season of ‘The Real World.’ Hurricane Katrina threw New Orleans for a punch, but the city is coming back and we’re hoping our cast members and the series can play a small role in the city’s rebirth.”
12 episodes of The Real World: New Orleans 2 will run on MTV, and will follow a group of young adults exploring the city trying to rebound after the huge natural disaster. The series is expected to premiere later this year. According to an MTV spokesperson, the cast won’t be revealed until closer to the season premiere.
It sounds like the city is just as excited as MTV to have the show shot there. New Orleans Office of Film & Video director Jennifer Day said, “New Orleans is pleased and grateful to welcome MTV’s ‘The Real World’ back to the city. Young people have played a pivotal role in the city’s recovery and we look forward to the cast members’ participation in our vibrant community.”
More drama to ensue, we’re sure!