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UnREAL

Genres: Drama, Comedy-Drama
Broadcast on: Lifetime Africa, eExtra

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Lifetime 01 Jun 2015 03 Aug 2015 Mondays, 22h00 - 23h00 10
Lifetime Africa 20 Jul 2015 21 Sep 2015 Mondays, 20h45 - 21h35 10
eExtra 29 May 2018 31 Jul 2018 Tuesdays, 21h30 - 22h30 10


Season 1

UnREAL is an American dark comedy-drama television series created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and inspired by Shapiro's short film Sequin Raze, about a young reality television producer pushed by her unscrupulous boss to swallow her integrity and do anything it takes to drum up salacious show content.

The series gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program.

Set against the backdrop of the hit dating competition show Everlasting, UnREAL is led by flawed heroine Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby), a young producer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with, and among, the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage that the program's dispassionate executive producer, Quinn King (Constance Zimmer), demands.

What ensues is an eye-opening look at what happens in the outrageous world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and being a producer a whole other reality.

UnREAL also stars Craig Bierko (Damages) as Everlasting's eccentric creator, Chet; and Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect) as the dating show's handsome and intelligent suitor, Adam Cromwell.

Josh Kelly (One Life to Live) plays Jeremy, a cameraman who is Rachel's ex-boyfriend, while Siobhan Williams (Black Box) is Lizzie, Jeremy's current fiancée and on-set makeup artist.

Everlasting's contestants include Grace, portrayed by Nathalie Kelley (The Fast and the Furious), who immediately wins Adam's heart; Anna, played by Johanna Braddy (Shameless), who is classy and shrewd, with her eye on the prize; Faith, a sensitive and vulnerable tomboy from the South portrayed by Breeda Wool (Betas); and Mary, played by Ashley Scott (Jericho), a gorgeous single mom who has been unlucky in love.

Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries) guest stars as Britney, a contestant who has no filter and isn't on Everlasting to make any friends.

UnREAL is produced by A+E Studios. Noxon executive produces while Shapiro serves as supervising producer. Sally DeSipio (Do Over) and Robert M. Sertner (Revenge) executive produce and Stacy Rukeyser (Twisted) co-executive produces.

UnREAL is the first scripted series fully produced and distributed by A+E Studios.
 

Starring

Shiri Appleby
as
Rachel Goldberg
Craig Bierko
as
Chet Wilton
Freddie Stroma
as
Adam Cromwell
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
as
Jay
Johanna Braddy
as
Anna Martin
Aline Elasmar
as
Shia
Nathalie Kelley
as
Grace
Josh Kelly
as
Jeremy
Ashley Scott
as
Mary Newhouse
Breeda Wool
as
Faith
and Constance Zimmer
as
Quinn King


Season 1 Cast

as
Rachel Goldberg

as
Chet Wilton

as
Grace

as
Mary Newhouse

as
Quinn King

as
Britney

as
Graham

as
Dr. Wagerstein

as
Rita

as
AD Dan

as
Bethany

as
Cynthia Wilton

as
Dr. Olive Goldberg

as
Bill DeYoung

as
Brooks Mackey

as
Chet's Lawyer

as
Brad

as
Kirk Newhouse

as
Crystal

as
Asa Goldberg

as
Louise

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