Popular American television comedy-drama-mystery series, Desperate Housewives is to get an African remake.
According to Nigerian network EbonyLife, they have joined forces with Disney to give the award winning show an African adaptation.
The show is reportedly still in the development stages and is scheduled for a 2014 debut on the channel which reaches 44 countries on the African continent.
According to ebonylifetv.com, the show will feature a pan-African cast and will be set in Lagos, Nigeria, where it will also be shot.
“We are going to give the stories an African flavor. We will localize it, because there’s nothing that the West has that Africa doesn’t have: we love, we fight, we kiss, we make up. We like all the good things in life. There’s good and there’s evil globally,” Mo Abudu, CEO and Executive Chairman of EbonyLife TV was quoted saying.
The original US show, which starred big names such as Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria aired for 8 seasons between 2004 and 2012 and managed to win numerous industry awards.
The Disney Desperate Housewives remakes have reportedly proved very popular in countries like Turkey, Colombia, and Brazil and Nigeria hopes to follow suit.