If you’re sick of the same old drama-fied reality television format that many of us have become so accustomed to, there’s a new reality series in town that may pique your interest. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 50 Cent and Jamie Oliver are whipping up a new show over at the Sundance Channel titled, Dream School, which will give high school dropouts an opportunity to redeem themselves at a school run by a faculty of famous musicians, politicians, filmmakers, scientists, actors and artists.
The six-part series recently received the green light from the cable network and will make an effort to examine what would become of children who were the most difficult to reach in conventional learning settings when placed in school’s run by successful household names. The unscripted series, which is based on a U.K. version of the show that bears the same name, is described by Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel president, as an emotional, yet “life-changing” project.
“Dream School will be at times devastating, at times deeply uplifting, and entirely full of the genuine conflict and struggle that goes along with true transformation. Viewers will see that play out, not just from the teenagers in the show but also from the celebrities and educators who have signed on for this tough yet potentially life-changing project,” Barnett said.
Jamie Oliver, who is the creator of the original series in the U.K., expressed that this is one of the projects which he is most proud of.
“The series of Dream School we did in the U.K. was one of the things I’m most proud of. We literally changed the lives of many of the kids for the better: some of them went back to school and are now excelling; some of them found out that, despite being told in school that they would never achieve anything, they were actually very gifted at art or acting and went on to achieve great things.”
50 will appear on the show and as previously stated, he is also one of the executive producers. Dream School is slated to premiere on the Sundance Channel this fall.
Does this sound like a show you would be interested in seeing?