‘Zillow Gone Wild’ Instagram Account Lands HGTV Show
By Movieguide® Contributor
Popular Instagram account Zillow Gone Wild will soon come to life with a television series documenting the craziest homes in America.
“Millions of people are obsessed with scrolling through outrageous and over-the-top properties on social media while dreaming about where they would like to live,” said Loren Ruch, head of content at HGTV. “ZILLOW GONE WILD will take the fascination a step further by giving fans a cheeky glimpse inside the most unusual homes on the market, offering those unexpected ‘wow’ moments that will keep viewers coming back for more.”
Having racked up 1.8 million subscribers since its creation in 2020, Zillow Gone Wild has fascinated followers with wild and wacky real estate around the country. Now, fans will get a closer look at these eccentric houses through an eight-part series from HGTV.
Each half-hour episode will showcase “three weird, wonderful and wildly quirky homes and share the backstories of their buyers, sellers and unique histories, while learning [the] fun and inventive ways” the properties are marketed, HGTV said.
The final episode of the series will be a one-hour reveal of the most over-the-top home of the entire series.
According to PEOPLE, “Samir Mezrahi revealed that he created Zillow Gone Wild after spotting the strangest homes ‘with bowling alleys, indoor pools, jail cells’ listed on Zillow.”
“For me, it’s been fun to see all the interesting homes that are out there,” he told Bored Panda. “I’m surprised at how many people have built actual castles and how many insanely large mansions there are in places like Utah and Ohio.”
ZILLOW GONE WILD will be released early next year.
Movieguide® previously reported on another upcoming HGTV show:
Fans of HGTV’s Jasmine Roth should get excited because the network has approved her show HELP! I WRECKED MY HOUSE for a fourth season.
The show follows Roth as she saves homeowners who got a little too ambitious with their home makeovers. They have left themselves without a fully functioning home and have eaten through their fixer-upper budget. Using her knack for home-design, Roth saves the day – actualizing her clients’ dream home.
Roth has been posting behind-the-scenes updates for season four since February and while the show does not have a set release date, it is expected to premiere sometime this fall.