The Real World revival was originally announced with the launch of MTV Studios this past June. MTV Studios, the network’s arm dedicated to rebooting its classic material, has plans to revive Daria, The Hills, Aeon Flux, and other MTV staples from previous generations.
But unlike MTV's revival of Jersey Shore, which aired on the network, The Real World is the first network's foray into a collaboration with a streaming platform.
The upcoming Real World reboot promises to introduce new features on Facebook Watch to foster audience interactivity with the show. Viewers, for example, can vote one housemate onto the show before it officially premieres.
“MTV’s The Real World helped to define a generation and created a new genre of television with a simple yet powerful idea of connecting people from wildly divergent backgrounds to find common ground on the issues that often divided them,” says MTV President Chris McCarthy. “By partnering with Facebook Watch and BMP, we have the opportunity to impact culture and create a new genre of television all over again, while engaging the next generation of content consumers around the world.”
Real World broke ground when it debuted in 1992, telling hot-button stories of homophobia, HIV/AIDS, addiction, and racial discrimination, and paving the way for modern reality TV.