A new kind of reality TV. For the team behind The Kardashianscapturing the life of the famous family for Hulu was a different approach to storytelling.
“I went into it thinking how can I make it more of a Kardashian documentary? I just tried to stop myself from thinking about it in a typical reality format where you have your A, B, and C script I just went there thinking ‘How can I just follow their life?’ “executive producer Danielle King said exclusively We Weekly Monday, May 9. “These are six of the most famous women in the world. There’s always something going on and we’re just doing a documentary follow-up.
King noted that the team behind the reality series focused on creating a visually appealing look at the Kardashians and their lives. “Sometimes people hear a docu track and think, ‘Oh, that won’t be pretty. But [with] aesthetics – it was very important that we elevate the look of the show,” she continued. “So through the cameras, we use the lenses [and] I think the show looks wonderful but it still feels very spontaneous because it’s a real docu to watch.
The Emmy nominee also appreciated being able to offer a more candid look at the family, adding, “I thought I wanted to break the fourth wall on this new show, and it’s been a lot of fun.”
The Kardashian family initially took the reality TV landscape by storm with E! keeping up with the Kardashians. The show, which premiered in 2007, presented viewers Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. After 14 years on the air, the family announced that they would be concluding this chapter of their life.
“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and many spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who have watched us for all these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, tears and many relationships and children. We will forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we have met along the way,” Kim, 41, wrote via Instagram in September 2020. “Our final season will air early next year in 2021. Without keeping up with the KardashiansI wouldn’t be where I am today.“
The Skims founder added: “I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family over the past 14 incredible years. This show made us who we are and I will be forever indebted to everyone who played a part in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever.
Before KUWTK aired its final episode, it was revealed that the family would be releasing new content on Hulu as part of their massive multi-year deal. The Kardashians, which premiered early last month, follows Kim’s tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband Kanye WestKourtney’s growing romance with her fiancé Travis BarkerKhloé’s ups and downs with Tristan Thompson and more.
Ahead of the show’s debut, Kim previously teased what she hopes fans take away from this glimpse into her family’s life. “My goal was for it to feel familiar and feel like home, like, ‘Oh my God, they’re back,'” the California native said. Variety in April. “But updated or just a little more intimate.”
King, for his part, noted that to achieve such a vision required a unique filming schedule. “We have a filming schedule five days a week, Monday through Friday. But that’s not always what we stick to,” she said. We Monday. “A lot of times on the weekends they’ll text or call or say something’s going on so my team comes together and gets to whatever they’re doing. It’s a set schedule but we also leave a lot of room for spontaneity.
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