|Victoria Beckham arrives for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West
Hollywood in a file photo from February 25, 2007. As English soccer star
David Beckham prepares to move to a new team in Los Angeles, his wife,
also is eyeing a new career - in television.
When Victoria Beckham moves to town, the momentous event will be recorded for
television by the creator of "American Idol." NBC has signed a deal for six
episodes of a half-hour unscripted series chronicling the former Posh Spice's
relocation from Europe with her
soccer-star husband, David, who has signed to play with the Galaxy team here,
Daily Variety said Wednesday.
The series, which may air this summer, will be produced by Simon Fuller, the
"American Idol" magnate who managed
the Spice Girls pop group that included Victoria Beckham, the trade paper said.
How a celebrity transfers her support system, including publicist, stylist
and personal assistant, to a new town will be a focus of the show, which also is
expected to include her shopping for items like a home and car, Variety
Fuller said he was interested in a series with Beckham before the family's
move to America was announced.
"For the past few years, I've been inundated with requests to make a show
based on Victoria's real life. After much thought, we have finally decided to do
it," with NBC as partner, he told Variety.
Beckham expressed enthusiasm for the project and the chance to work with
"This show is really something different. It's pushing the boundaries, and I
think it's going to surprise a lot of people," she said.
Fuller manages both Beckhams and helped negotiate the famed athlete's
lucrative soccer deal.