Britain’s Next Top Model is making a comeback. Some two years after Sky Living cancelled the series, Lifetime UK has commissioned Thumbs Up Productions to produce a new version of the series, after they secured the format rights in a deal with CBS Studios International.
The new series of Britain’s Next Top Model will feature a number of changes, such as an integrated social media campaign, but will still showcase some of the UK’s biggest names in fashion and continue to focus on models’ personal stories on their journey to become the next top model.
Lifetime UK has ordered ten episodes for the debut season of the new format, which does not include Ireland in that title due to licensing restrictions. Production will get underway this September in the UK and abroad for a 2016 premiere. The executive producers are Marty Redman & Cheryl Price
“We are thrilled that the Top Model format is returning to British television in early 2016,” said Paul Gilbert, Senior Vice President of International Formats for CBS Studios International. “Britain’s Next Top Model is the latest international addition to the Next Top Model franchise, which is one of the most successful reality formats on television today.”
“Britain’s Next Top Model has established a huge and loyal fan base over 10 years in the UK and we are delighted to see the series find a perfect new home on Lifetime”, added Thumbs Up Productions’ Marty Redman, who serves as an executive producer on Britain’s Next Top Model.