Lifetime‘s UnREAL TV series — the scripted satire of “reality” dating shows — has started its own franchise. The first UnREAL TV show spin-off — The Faith Diaries — will be a web series built around the fictional Everlasting dating show contestant, Faith, from the first season of UnREAL. UnREAL is from Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Marti Noxon and The Bachelor‘s Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.
Virginal conservative Christian and closeted lesbian, Faith (Breeda Wool), is in love with her hometown best friend, Amy (Malea Mitchell). During the first season of UnREAL, it takes the sympathetic yet manipulative hand of Shiri Appleby‘s Rachel Goldberg, under the iron-fisted reign of Constance Zimmer‘s Quinn King, for Faith to come out. Watch Wool tease the new web series, below.
USA Today says:
UnREAL co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro couldn’t part with all of the contestants from “Everlasting.” At Elle‘s Women in TV event, sponsored by Hearts on Fire and Olay, she told USA TODAY that Breeda Wool’s redheaded Faith is getting a spin-off series of her own.
Faith is a character we all fell in love with. She was a closeted Christian lesbian from Mississippi, who’s someone I’m very passionate about,” she said.
“We pick up with her, and she has a Wrangler-type denim endorsement deal. She and her longtime love, Amy, move to L.A., which is very accepting of their lifestyle.
Watch a coy Wool tease the Faith webisode spin-off of UnREAL:
Last month, Lifetime began casting season two of UnREAL. In the upcoming season, the fictional Everlasting dating reality show will feature a bachelor of color. In real life, ABC‘s The Bachelor TV show franchise has been criticized for a lack of diversity.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season Liftime’s UnREAL TV show? Did the Faith character resonate with you? Do you plan to watch The Faith Diaries web series, and/or tune in, for the second season of UnREAL?