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Barcroft wins Facebook commission for Incredible Homes

Facebook has commissioned Barcroft Media for five-part series Most Incredible Homes.

The 5 x 12-minute interactive series, which will premiere on Facebook Watch on November 3, will focus on unique homes around the globe, from luxurious jungle tree houses in Costa Rica to car-shaped homes in Austria.

Facebook Watch users are to vote for their favourite properties at the end of each weekly episode via a new video polling feature on the platform.

Additional content will include a 360-degree walk around the properties featured in the show, as well as a reaction video from the winning home-owners of each episode.

Executive producers include Barcroft Media CEO Sam Barcroft and Peter Wyles, while showrunner for Barcroft Media is Jude Parker.

Most Incredible Homes is available to view on Facebook Watch via mobile devices, desktop and Facebook’s TV apps.

Barcroft Media’s 12 x 30-minute Netflix series Amazing Interiors premiered on the streaming giant earlier this year.

Facebook was out in full force at last week’s MIPCOM market in Cannes, where execs revealed plans to reboot MTV’s The Real World alongside other international formats.

The platform acquired Zig Zag’s Troy The Magician (5 x 6 minutes) for Watch in September.

Barcroft said: “Having launched 15 shows on Facebook Watch over the past year, we have seen how communities congregate around compelling shows. Naturally, we’re excited to take things to the next level with this interactive original series.”