E4 to show new “real-life Glee” reality show Stage School
E4 has ordered a new structured reality series that has been described as “real-life” Glee.
Following the students of the prestigious D & B Academy of Performing Arts in Kent, this show will see them trying to make it through their studies and into the West End.
The show is described as structured reality as we will see staged performances by the students in true Glee-style. Executive producer Jonathan Stadlen said:
We follow the day-to-day stories of the students and then they break into song – big musical numbers that everyone knows. I think to go from reality into performance and back into reality is a really magical experience for viewers. These are songs that anyone would know and the performances are amazing – like real music videos. It’s like a real life Glee or Fame.
Stage School is set to air on E4 in September but no specific air date has been released.