Newly launch TV station EbonyLife TV and Disney Media Distribution EMEA have set the ball rolling for a new series Desperate Housewives Africa which will be loosely based the hit American TV series, Desperate Housewives. The show is set to get on air in the summer of 2014.
EbonyLife TV’s CEO Mo Abudu has come out to say that the show will have “an African soul” and will feature a cast of new and established pan-African talent that will showcase fashion by Nigerian dress designers.
The series will be filmed on location in Lekki, Lagos and as Disney EMEA general manager Giovanni Mastrangelo puts it, it will have “the opportunity to engage African audiences through locally relevant and entertaining storytelling.”
Desperate Housewives have been produced in Turkey, Argentina, Brazil and the United States in Spanish.