EXCLUSIVE: “Love & Hip Hop London” In The Works
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, the Love & Hip Hop franchise is expanding! Rumor has it, the hit VH1 series is heading across the pond, prepping Love & Hip Hop: London. Details are scarce at this point, but sources tell us that they’re already casting for London and filming has already began.
Over the past few days, a few of the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood cast – Teairra Mari, Bridget Kelly, Brooke Valentine, etc. – have been filming in London, sharing photos and footage of their international trip on social media, along with producers from the show.
Sources tell us that one of the reasons for the London trip is to introduce some of the Hollywood cast to the London cast.
Love & Hip Hop documents the personal and professional lives of several hip hop and R&B musicians, performers, managers, and record producers residing in varying regions throughout the United States.
The original franchise version, Love & Hip Hop: New York, premiered on March 6, 2011. Its success resulted in spin-offs located in Atlanta, Hollywood, and Miami.
The series is known for its sprawling ensemble cast, with over 200 cast members. The franchise has generated controversy since its inception, and is often criticized for tending towards a narrative format more commonly seen in scripted genres such as soap operas, and appearing to fabricate much of its storyline. However, it is one of the highest rated unscripted franchises in cable television history.
The show has aired continuously since May 15, 2014, with an incarnation of the franchise airing nearly every Monday on VH1. As of June 11, 2018, 301 original episodes of New York, Atlanta, Hollywood and Miami have aired over twenty seasons.
What are your thoughts on the potential Love & Hip Hop: London spin-off?