The pay-TV operator Multichoice has announced a new adaptation of the NBCUniversal-owned format – The Real Housewives Of Gqeberha – for its pay-channel TV 1Magic.
MultiChoice indicated that GOAT Originals will produce the fifth version of the format to launch in South Africa on 3 February.
The reality format, distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, follows the lives of affluent women, with each version focused on a different city.
The pay-TV operator also reported that the existing The Real Housewives of Durban will return for a third season on Multichoice’s streaming platform Showmax on 1 February.
Other African versions of the format are set in Lagos, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Pretoria.
Speaking about the show, Shirley Adonisi, director of local entertainment channels at M-Net, said, “Since its debut in 2017, the local Real Housewives universe has been a hit with our audiences, bringing drama, wit and glamour to our screens. Each instalment has been a hot topic of discussion for viewers, constantly trending online and keeping audiences engaged.
“We’re excited to expand into the city of Gqeberha, bringing fresh faces into a world our viewers love. We’re keen to see how audiences resonate with this newest instalment.”
The Real Housewives Of Gqeberha will premiere on MultiChoice’s 1Magic on 3 February 2023.