‘UnREAL’ Renewed for Season 2. Similarities Noticed Between Show’s Co-Creator and Protagonist

By Anshul Hardikar | 2 years ago
‘UnREAL’ Renewed for Season 2. Similarities Noticed Between Show’s Co-Creator and Protagonist

Seems like “UnREAL” is actually the most real portrayal of a TV series. The show wonderfully describes the life and times of a reality TV producer Rachel Goldberg who returns to a show called Everlasting after a major breakdown in the previous season. Her responsibility is to create drama on the show and with a boss breathing down the neck, she tends to think fast on her feet and does just that. The show got critical acclaim and following the response, it was renewed for a second season.

According to Yibada, the premiere date for the second season has been set for 2016 and will continue to bring more reality TV drama onto the small screen. It is being reported that the show’s co-creator Sarah Shapiro’s background has had an enormous influence on the show’s storyline. Certain similarities between “UnREAL” and “The Bachelor” have been pointed out. It so happens that about a decade back, Sarah Shapiro used to work on “The Bachelor” before she created “UnREAL”. Though she maintains that there are no similarities between both the shows, the similarities between both of them are hard to ignore.

“The Bachelor” is a reality show where rich men try to find a prospective bride for himself by entering a dating show. Women are shown competing against each other for the Bachelor and normally there is a lot of drama involved. Co-incidentally “UnREAL” also features a fictional show called Everlasting, where a rich British man called Adam Cromwell enters the reality dating show so that he can improve his image and indirectly help his business ventures.

It is also being said that the similarities don’t stop there, in fact Rachel, the protagonist of “UnREAL” and “UnREAL” show’s co-creator Sarah Shapiro have been in a job they were pressurized into. When Sarah was working on “The Bachelor” she was forced to do the show even when the show was against her feminist beliefs, the media outlet reported. On “UnREAL”, Rachel is constantly under pressure by her boss Quinn King to add more drama to the show. Whatever the case be, producers of the show are looking forward for the second season as of now which aims to throw some light on what it takes to make reality TV.

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Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.