Real drama: WE tv developing reality show about soap opera stars

WE tv president, Marc Juris .

WE tv president, Marc Juris .  (2014 Getty Images)

The actresses of Spanish telenovelas are getting their time in the spotlight – behind the scenes that is – in a new docuseries.

WE tv is developing a new reality show to be called “The Real Women of Telenovelas” that will feature both established and up-and-coming talent.

Produced by Matador and set in Miami, the series will feature the real-life drama behind the scenes of various Latina actresses in the highly competitive industry.

WE tv said the “frenemies” on screen will compete for roles and dates, walk the same red carpets and fight for the spotlight – à la “The Real Housewives.”

“The world of telenovelas has everything we look for in a WE tv show – compelling characters, conflict, consequence and comic relief,” said WE tv president Marc Juris in a press release. “We could not be more excited about this project and bringing these beautiful women and their stories and highly charged relationships to WE tv viewers. I think we’ll find the lines on the scripts in these TV dramas sometimes pale in comparison to real life.”

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