Victoria Beckham and NBC are in negotiations for an upcoming reality tv series featuring the former Spice Girl. Beckham told BBC reporters she wants t
Victoria Beckham and NBC are in negotiations for an upcoming reality tv series featuring the former Spice Girl. Beckham told BBC reporters she wants to provide the American viewing audience with a humorous look “inside her world.”
The show will be about the former pop star’s recent move from England to Los Angeles, and could hit the small screen as early as this summer.
Simon Fuller, former manager of the Spice Girls and current Executive Producer of “American Idol,” is on board as executive producer for the new series through his company 19 Entertainment.
Fuller also brokered the recent deal between Posh’s husband, the sports star David Beckham, and Major League Soccer team the Los Angeles Galaxy, where the British soccer pro has recently been contracted as a new player. The broadcast rights for Beckham’s soccer games belong to rival network Fox TV.
When asked about the upcoming television show, Fuller told reporters that “The Americans were falling over themselves to sign Victoria up for a TV show, but we had to choose the right deal for her. . . NBC won out in the end as they have really taken a shine to Vic’s hilarious sense of humor.”
Fuller had previously planned to put together a television series for Beckham in August 2006, when he entered the development phase for a fashion advice show starring Posh that never made it to the airwaves.
Decisions are still being made about some aspects of the series, including the show’s title. However, some details have been leaked, including the fact that the show will not feature Beckham’s husband or their three children.
Some media outlets have already begun reporting the deal as a sure thing, but other Hollywood sources, including industry insider magazine “Variety,” state that the project is still in negotiations.
Spokespeople for NBC have declined to comment to the press about the pending contract. However, an anonymous source with access to the negotiations told reporters that the deal between Beckham and NBC is worth close to $28 million.
Although the Beckhams are among the most closely watched celebrities in the U.K., they are substantially less well known in the United States. This high-profile career move is likely to substantially increase the Beckhams’ star power stateside.
Victoria Beckham has authored two commercially successful memoirs. She recently won press attention for styling her friend, the actress Katie Holmes, for the March cover of Harper’s Bazaar.