First sale for Prince Harry spoof series

DD-gent_regclothingRAustralian free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten has acquired the upcoming reality series I Wanna Marry Harry.

The 8x60mins series will go out on the Fox broadcast net in the US on Tuesday, May 27 in a 8pm slot.

In the reality show, which was shot in the UK, US women compete for the attention of a man they believe is Britain’s Prince Harry. That person is, however, Matt Hicks, a lookalike of the British royal.

The idea for the show came from Danny Fenton, CEO of Zig Zag Productions. The UK indie then pitched it to US broadcast network Fox, which brought on Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Shine International is handling international distribution of the finished series. Lisa Higginson, senior sales manager Australia and New Zealand, Shine International said: “It’s cheeky, good natured and utterly addictive and we’re sure that Australian audiences will fall for Matt’s royal charms as much as the 12 lucky girls trying to win his heart.”

Zig Zag CEO Danny Fenton said: “We’re delighted our antipodean cousins are going to be enjoying I Wanna Marry Harry. This royal dating romp is compelling viewing for royalists and republicans alike.”

Fox’s former reality boss Mike Darnell commissioned I Wanna Marry Harry, but it has since been overseen by his successor Simon Andreae.

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