HGTV orders first Africa-based series
US factual network HGTV has commissioned home-renovation series Renovation Wild, its first series based in Africa.
The Warner Bros Discovery-owned network has ordered eight episodes of the show, which follows safari camp owners Grant and Lynsey Cummings and their kids as they navigate the challenges of remodelling dilapidated lodges on their remote property in Zambia.
The project is produced by Remedy Television + Branded and is scheduled to launch on HGTV in summer 2023.
“Home renovation fans have never seen a construction site quite like the one in Renovation Wild,” said Loren Ruch, group senior VP of programming and development at HGTV.
“Despite setbacks and extreme supply-chain issues, which are much more challenging in a faraway location, Grant and Lynsey are determined to beautifully transform the camp and welcome visitors to this incredible place.”