THE Kardashian-Jenners are on the move. Three months after announcing the end of their signature program, E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the famous family has signed on to a new exclusive deal with Disney to star and executive produce a new reality series for Hulu in the U.S. and Star everywhere else.
The news was announced Thursday at Disney’s Investor Day.
Details are scarce, but the new Kardashian-Jenner series is expected to debut in late 2021.
Additional information will be revealed when available.
Meanwhile, a source tells ET that the Kardashians decided to leave E! for a better deal monetarily speaking.
“The family is really excited about this new chapter and adventure and of course are not looking to get out of the spotlight,” the source says. “They’ll still continue to share about their lives through the deal with Hulu, but now with a new, updated spin.”
Through the newly signed Disney deal, Kris Jenner,Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner will create global content within its corporate family.
KUWTK will officially wrap up on E! in early 2021 with the 20th and final season.
“To our amazing fans – It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kim wrote in September when the end of KUWTK was first announced. “After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.”
“Thank you to the thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience and, most importantly, a very special thank you to Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! for being our partner, and our production team at Bunim/Murray, who’ve spent countless hours documenting our lives,” Kim concluded her message. “Without Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years. This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever. With Love and Gratitude, Kim.”
The groundbreaking reality series debuted Oct. 14, 2007 and follows Kim and her family’s growing broods through their ups and downs, through business ventures and romantic entanglements. KUWTK also spawned 12 spinoff series, which followed various members of the family in their separate adventures.
The E! network added in a statement at the time of the announcement: “E! has been the home and extended family to the Kardashian-Jenners for what will be 14 years, featuring the lives of this empowering family. Along with all of you, we have enjoyed following the intimate moments the family so bravely shared by letting us into their daily lives. While it has been an absolute privilege and we will miss them wholeheartedly, we respect the family’s decision to live their lives without our cameras. It is not our final goodbye yet, we are excited to have the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians launching on September 17 with the final season airing in 2021. We thank the entire extended family and our production partners, Bunim Murray and Ryan Seacrest Productions for embarking on this global phenomenon together.”
(SOURCE: ET ONLINE)