It looks as though we may get the chance to see the British equivalent of Kristin Cavallari real soon. Which is pretty sweet.
The producers of Hollyoaks and Lime Pictures are planning to make a UK version of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, in a deal with MTV.
A group of youths ages 16-18 from Alderley Edge in Cheshire will feature in the pilot, following their lives as they organize and attend a Valentine’s Day ball.
The 30-minute debut will air later this year, with an eight-part series planned thereafter.
The show, as yet unnamed, is the first foray into reality TV programming for the production company.
In the U.S., Laguna Beach has been enormously successful thus far, garnering high ratings for a cable show and spawning a hit spinoff, The Hills, starring Laguna alumna Lauren Conrad and BFF Heidi Montag.
The U.S. version, which appears on MTV in the States and in the UK, has completed three seasons. The cast of Season 3 featured an entirely new group of privileged and often-annoying teens, but man was it good.