Lifetime has ordered 12 episodes of a Jersey Shore-style reality show that promises to do for Russian-Americans what the original did for Italian-Americans, THR reports.
The show, Brighton Beach, will place a group of strangers in a house on Coney Island, and promises to differentiate itself from Shore by focusing on the foibles unique to the Russian community, according to producer Elina Miller. “There will be plenty of vodka, techno music and guys wearing Adidas pants, leather jackets and gold chains, and driving souped-up cars,” Ms. Miller told one reporter.
The piece goes on to say that, unlike the semi-youthful faces seen on Jersey Shore, Brighton Beach will have a “multigenerational cast that better reflects Lifetime’s audience.”
Ms. Miller, 25, and her co-producers were the subject of a Talk of the Town piece earlier this year, when the show was still in its formative stages, but she praised such diversity even back then. “We want to, in some way, create a microcosm of the former Soviet Union in the house,” she told The New Yorker.