The two-part series "The Kardashians: A Billion Dollar Dynasty," produced by NBCUniversal, will premiere on E! in the United States on May 1.
The show marks the Kardashians' return to E!, which hosted "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" for over 20 seasons. After the reality show ended in 2021, the Kardashians signed a deal with Hulu for "The Kardashians," which premiered in 2022 and was recently renewed for Season 3.
The two-part "speciality" series, produced by Optomen and distributed internationally by All3Media International, explains how the family established one of the world's most recognised brands and changed the face of social media while reaching extreme wealth.
Among those who have contributed are "The Hills" reality stars Heidi and Spencer Pratt, former People Magazine editor-in-chief Larry Hacket, and E! co-founder Larry Namer, as well as a slew of other journalists, TV executives, and the Kardashians' former manager.
The show debuted earlier this year on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and has since been sold to several markets. It has been licenced in a pan-Scandinavian contract with TV4, covering SVOD and free TV rights. Meanwhile, C More has purchased SVOD rights in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, while TV4 in Sweden and MTV in Finland have obtained free TV rights.
TV2 in Denmark, Movistar+ in Spain, RTL in the Netherlands, and DPG in Belgium have also struck co-exclusive SVOD deals. The series is now airing on Nine Network in Australia, and Discovery in New Zealand.
"The Kardashians are one of the most identifiable brands in the world," said Rachel Job, senior VP of non-scripted at All3Media International, "so we are thrilled to be able to deliver a series with such impressive global appeal to clients across three continents." Optomen's specialised documentary gives an insightful and refreshingly neutral look into the Kardashians, providing our clients with interesting new information and nostalgic amusement."