April 4th, 2011
02:41 PM ET
Whether or not last fall's documentary "Catfish" was real or a hoax, this much is certain: the thriller has spawned a new MTV series.
Variety reports that the network is developing a reality show based on the controversial movie, in which New York photographer Nev Schulman falls for a woman on Facebook, travels to Michigan to meet her, and is shocked to discover that she's not quite who she claims to be.
Though the intriguing film is billed as a documentary, skeptics claimed that many of the scenes had been scripted or set up.
According to Variety, the creative team from "Catfish" will be involved in the MTV project, which would likely focus on people who misrepresent themselves online and the fallout that occurs as a result.
Would you watch a "Catfish"-style reality series?
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