Next month sees the release of a brand new reality series, “The Kardashians”, on Disney’s streaming services, including Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ in many countries, including the UK, Australia and Canada on April 14th.
The new series is giving fans an all-access pass into their lives. Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie bring the cameras back to reveal the truth behind the headlines. From the intense pressures of running billion-dollar businesses to the hilarious joys of playtime and school drop-offs, this series brings viewers into the fold with a rivetingly honest story of love & life in the spotlight.
While little is known about this upcoming series, it’s been revealed by Variety that there will be at least two seasons, 40 episodes total, of a reality series that is a more premium version of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” With the family members also have an option for future projects within the Disney umbrella.
The new series will have a slightly different feel, since it has a more documentary style with lots of overhead drone shots. One of the major topics will be Kim’s public divorce with Kanye West and her new relationship with “SNL” regular Pete Davidson. In addition to Kim’s divorce, the new show will dive into Khloé’s relationship with NBA player Tristan Thompson, with whom she shares 3-year-old daughter True.
For the new Disney show, all of the family members will earn the same salary, with, Khloé tells Variety. “We are all equals”, adding:
“It definitely played a factor because we give so much of our personal lives up for entertainment. We always have our private family conversations, and we’re pretty brutal, me and my sisters, with what we will settle for or not settle for. But not all money is good money. It has to be a good fit, and Hulu was just the perfect fit for us.”
If you are a fan of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, don’t worry, as they don’t want to make too much of a change, as the shows executive producer Ben Winston, said:
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It feels different, but yet, ultimately builds on the great show that they did.”
One of the biggest changes to the upcoming series is that now the cast regularly shoots individually, rather than all together. It’s also worth noting that Caitlyn Jenner won’t be appearing in the new series. However, Rob Kardashian may make the occasional cameo, since he likes to stay out of the limelight.
With the shift to streaming, the new shows will have a tighter turnaround, so we will get to see the events playing out on our screens, much closer to when things happen. The new shows won’t be as evergreen as “Keeping Up”, with Kim Kardashian saying:
“We wanted it to be as current as possible. We hated how long we had to wait. That was like the death of us, because once we got over something, we had to rehash it all over again.”
While Disney and the family had discussed the series appearing on Disney’s linear network (ABC), they wanted to focus on a streaming platform, with Khloé saying:
“We wanted to be with someone that’s tech forward, so we’re with the times. For us to be still on cable was just not so on brand for us.”
The first episode of “The Kardashians” will arrive on April 14th, on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ internationally, including in the UK, Canada and Australia, with new episodes dropping weekly.
Are you looking forward to “The Kardashians”?