Andy Cohen really thinks you should be excited that the Real Housewives franchise is going international, gushing that the new version is “going to blow the lid off the entire franchise.” 

It was announced this week that the latest addition to the iconic franchise is The Real Housewives of Dubai, set to premiere next year.

Cohen, the show’s producer, was very excited indeed to reveal the Dubai news. “Everything’s bigger in Dubai, and I couldn’t be more excited to launch Bravo’s first international Housewives series in a city I’ve been fascinated by for years, with an outstanding group of friends as our guides,” he said in a press release.

Considering places like Slovenia, Kenya, and Hungary already have their own versions of Real Housewives, it’s honestly shocking it hasn’t been made in Dubai before. Think of all that glitz and glamour. “We have a great group of friends. This is going to blow the lid off the entire franchise,” Cohen added.

Dubai will become the 11th city to join the Real Housewives world. The new series will follow a group of women “navigating their relationships, careers and supremely lavish and ultra-wealthy lifestyles in the United Arab Emirates.

With the desert paradise of Dubai as the backdrop, this billionaire’s playground is known for its over-the-top opulence, jaw-dropping modern architecture and wild nightlife scene.”

The cast for the Dubai version has yet to be announced but expect the usual lineup of ridiculously wealthy lovers of gossip.

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And if that wasn’t enough Real Housewives content to get you in the mood, another new show in the franchise is also on the way: Ultimate Girls Trip will follow fan favourites from various cities in the franchise as they head on holiday together. That should make for a quiet road trip.

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Check out Andy Cohen discussing the Real Housewives of Dubai on The Today Show:

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