'Lipstick Jungle' to Get Dutch Remake
SBS Broadcasting has commissioned a local version of the short-lived NBC series.
Lipstick Jungle, the NBC series that ran for two shortened seasons in 2008-2009, is re-launching — in the Netherlands.
Dutch network SBS Broadcasting has commissioned a local-language remake of the series, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell.
Endemol Shine Netherlands will produce the Dutch version of the show, called Girls From the Herengracht, a reference to a chic region of Amsterdam. Shooting is currently underway on the first, eight-episode season of the one-hour dramedy. The show will debut on SBS' Net5 channel this fall. NBCUniversal International Formats will sell the series worldwide.
The original Lipstick Jungle starred Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price as three best friends, all powerful New York media professionals. The series ran for 20 episodes over two seasons on NBC before being canceled. The Dutch version of the show will be the first time the series has been adapted internationally.
The deal with SBS was brokered by NBCUniversal International Formats.