Foxtel has commissioned The Real Housewives of Australia, the first Australian installment of the world’s number one lifestyle reality franchise that provides an insider view on the lifestyles of the wealthy and pampered women found in the more high-class parts of cities worldwide.

To air next year on Arena, this docu-drama will be produced by Matchbox Pictures and will take viewers on a ride into the extravagant lives of five of Australia’s most privileged, powerful and glamorous women, including the intimate and often outrageous details about their relationships, career triumphs, pitfalls and family drama.

“This latest local commission further solidifies Foxtel’s continued dedication to delivering must see, big entertainment and compelling storytelling to Australian audiences and is just one of the many announcments we plan to make in the coming months,” says Brian Walsh, Executive Director of Television, Foxtel.