London – NBCUniversal International Formats has signed its eleventh international deal for its hit reality franchise, The Real Housewives, with Thai producer Kantana Group. The 13×60’ series The Real Housewives of Bangkok acts as the first Asian version of the format.
The Real Housewives franchise launched with The Real Housewives of Orange County, which debuted on America’s Bravo in 2006. Ten years on, there are now nine US versions of the series: Orange County, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, DC, Beverley Hills, Miami, Potomac and Dallas. In 2011, NBCUniversal International Formats launched The Real Housewives format to buyers worldwide and since then, there have been ten international versions produced: Toronto, Vancouver, Cheshire, Melbourne, Auckland, Hungary, France, Israel and Athens. The latest deal for Bangkok was brokered by NBCUniversal International Formats’ Director, Format Sales Liaison, Linfield Ng.