Another reality show focusing on Vancouver women is coming to the small screen this fall. HBICtv: Ultra Rich Asian Girls will be streaming online with a premier slated for October 26th, at 7 p.m.
The web-based reality show is the brainchild of local filmmaker Kevin Li. Li has his own production company, Little Ram Productions Inc. that has been operating since 2001. He received an Independent Producers Fund from Omni for his documentary “Secret Societies of Vancouver’s Chinatown.”
Li’s new series will focus on Mandarin-speaking young professional women who have been born into a lifestyle of affluence. From the teaser trailer, the show seems to be a tongue-in-cheek take on the already saturated reality TV market.
The series will most likely address a number of the stereotypes associated with young rich Asian professional women and their material items.
According to the programs webpage, the show’s lettered moniker, “HBIC,” is an acronym for the saying “Hot B**ch in Charge.” Yikes!
The show ran a casting call last summer with a video that went viral on the Internet. The video received 300,000 views on YouTube and was seen over 2.8 million times on alternate streaming platforms in China. Needless to say, Li has created a hype machine that will potentially land his show on a official network by the end of the year.