The cast of The Real Housewives Of Sydney were so mean that no US network would touch the show, claiming that it went “too far”, which is saying something for a franchise where a cast member once faked cancer as part of an elaborate scam.
“Too far” is not a concept that Aussie reality TV producers understand, so next up on our screens is going to be a locally-produced version of Mob Wives, focusing on the drama surrounding various Sydney and Melbourne crime families.
A pilot was recently filmed, and leading the cast is Roberta Williams, the wife of the late Carl Williams, who was convicted of murder and drug trafficking and whose life inspired the first season of Underbelly.
Much of the drama will focus on her day-to-day life as a mum. “People think they know me and my story but Australia has seen nothing yet,” she said, in what could basically be her tag line for the opening credits.
“It shows a different layer to the stigma that is associated with us,” added fellow cast-member Lisa Candido. “Everybody will be keen to peel off the layers, particularly with Roberta, and see there’s a deeper, softer side to these ladies.”
Also featured on the show will be Analya Diaz, girlfriend of Williams’ son Tye Stephens, Raquael Villani, the daughter of Pasquale Villani, and Stefani Samac, the daughter of convicted drug smuggler Tomislav Samac.
Rounding out the cast is Leyla Yavuz, the on-again off-again girlfriend of King’s Cross identity Bill Bayeh. There is no word yet on when the show is set to air, but you’ll probably be hearing a lot more about it before then.
Source: Daily Mail.
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