Figuring out what works! The Problem casting producer Skye Subject has been working with Bunim-Murray since 2008 and is aware of a factor or two about placing collectively a bunch of nice TV personalities — despite the fact that her job has change into a lot tougher because the present has expanded.
“It’s a really huge puzzle. Along with the 30 forged members we’ve on the present, we often have six to 10 [alternates] after which an extra six or seven individuals we may pull from in case the alts fall out,” Subject stated on the “Watch With Us: Problem Version” podcast. “We’re actually casting 50 to 60 individuals.”
Whereas she used to look at seasons of The Actual World carefully to see who can be a match for The Problem, the MTV sequence now pulls from dozens of exhibits, together with Survivor, Huge Brother, Are You the One?, Ex on the Seashore, Geordie Shore and extra.
“There’s actually nowhere we will’t pull from in the event that they make sense to the present,” she informed Us. “It’s truly a extremely thrilling a part of the present now, realizing you may pull from expertise everywhere in the world.”
Though Subject has change into shut with many rivals, she’s discovered a option to separate those that she personally adores.
“I sort of take heed to myself if I don’t like somebody. If I’m like, that particular person actually stresses me out, this particular person’s actually annoying, that might probably be an incredible factor for the present, perhaps not an incredible factor for me,” she admitted, noting that that goes the identical for listening to followers.
“Josh [Martinez] isn’t a well-loved forged member. He will get a number of hate. I personally am obsessive about Josh,” Subject stated. “The Josh you see on the present is the Josh you see in actual life and I’m searching for that authenticity in our present.”
Subject additionally shared a message for the followers who repeatedly complain in regards to the ratio between newcomers and vets. Because the seasons proceed, an increasing number of rookies are introduced in — and never everyone seems to be blissful about it.
“When I’m creating the casting grids, I’ll divide up the vets and the rookies, and we’ll attempt to have sufficient vets that we really feel would have the ability to simply onboard the rookies,” she defined. “You positively desire a good mixture of vets to rookies. I do know it’s arduous for older audiences as a result of they need a complete season with the vets, however nobody realizes how a lot they love the rookies till they begin casting them. … I hear you. I’d like to see a season of simply vets, but it surely doesn’t work on our present since you want that rookie ingredient to push the vets so that they’re not simply taking part in into their friendships and politics.”
She added that she completely understands the need for extra old-school gamers — and all the time desires to see extra, but it surely doesn’t all the time work out.
For extra from Subject, together with what themes she’s hoping for sooner or later and who she hopes returns, take heed to the complete episode above and subscribe at no cost.