Disney Media Distribution EMEA has announced plans for a local production of the iconic hit series “Desperate Housewives,” bringing a new take on the series’ darkly comedic view of suburbia to African audiences.
To be filmed in Nigeria, the series will be jointly produced by Mo’ Abudu’s EbonyLife TV and Disney.
According to general manager, Disney Media Distribution, Emerging Markets, Giovanni Mastrangelo, the purpose for bringing Desperate Housewives to Africa is ‘to engage African audiences through locally relevant and entertaining storytelling.’
The cast for the Nigerian series which will be filmed on location in Lagos, will include actors from across Africa, and producers say production will follow the format and storylines of the original US version, but with a Nigerian flavour.
The Desperate Housewives series already have five different versions produced for EMEA and Latin American audiences. including: a Turkish version,’Umutsuz Ev Kadinlari’, the Argentinean version, ‘Amas de Casa Desesperadas’, the Colombian/Ecuadorian version, the U.S. Hispanic version, ‘Donas de Casa Desesperadas‘, and the Brazilian version.