So, Realiti's over. What next?So, Realiti (season 1) is over and done with - what next? Well, I still don't know if there will be a second season of the show. Usually, if it takes this long for people to decide, it would mean a 'no'. Believe or not, the budget for this was quite high for a Malaysian show, and even then there wasn't enough left over to do any reshoots or rerecordings. On the other hand, if a company stepped forward and said they were willing to sponsor it, I'm sure it's something 8TV would sit up and listen to.
ANYWAY, that still hasn't stopped us discussing privately what we could do in a second season. Admittedly, they're short four or five sentence conversations, and I can confidently say that a second season may or may not include the following:
- It may use the same five kids or it may introduce a set of new kids.
- Mac, Wahida, Jay and Pop TV Girl may be back, or it may be a new set.
- It may be about a singing competition, or it may be about a different reality show altogether (think Survivor, Amazing Race, The Contender).
As you can see, Ping and I are great about planning ahead.
Nevertheless, there is another new Popiah Pictures production on the horizon. This is not Realiti. This is a completely different show. We're not even sure about the title yet. I'm currently going for Dwi Dunia or Hidup Kembar, but a good title should tell you what the show's about in an instant, and neither of these do.
The show will be similar to Realiti in a few ways:
- It will be produced by Popiah Pictures - that is, Ng Ping Ho and Anne Low.
- It will use at least one of the actors seen in Realiti.
- It will be set in KL.
- It will be a ten-episode series.
The show will be different in a few ways too:
- It will focus on the two main characters and not (repeat: not) be an ensemble piece.
- There will probably be no singing, off-key or otherwise.
- It will probably have very little english dialogue and no hokkien (the closest thing to this I can think of that Popiah Pictures has done is Impian Illyana, but the tone will be closer to Realiti.)
- It will use special effects.
I'm sure the last point may have made people sit up. Hmm. That's all I can tell you now, simply because the rest we haven't really decided yet. Probably due out sometime mid/late 2007.
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