Not exactly breaking news, but there’s not a whole lot of original thought going on in Irish telly-making land apparently, and it was only a matter of time until this happened.
This gem of a piece in De Hedild had me in stitches.
Ireland’s take on the hit MTV show The Hills, entitled Fade Street, has been one of the best-kept secrets in the television world for the past year — but the Herald can exclusively reveal the stars of the upcoming programme.
RTE are describing the show as ‘constructed reality’, which I presume means real people in very unreal situations, involving scripts and large doses of nonsense.
The “Cross-Platform Sponsorship Opportunity” PDF can be read over here, and is a great way to kill three minutes.
The drama takes place in the heart of Fade Street. The name is taken from the Dublin 2 Street… its bars and
shops represent the essence of the show. Dublin and Ireland will be shown at its gritty cinematic best using
locations that are cosmopolitan as well as traditional, portraying a vibrant location with a great sense of history and aspirational future.
A southside Paths To Freedom, anyone?