Shay Mitchell is getting her own reality TV show! The series will air on Fullscreen's subscription-video service in early 2017, and is said to give fans an intimate look at the influencer's life post-Pretty Little Liars.
While there are only eight episodes currently planned for Shades of Shay, Variety reports that people will be able to watch her rehearse for new film projects (like the horror film Cadaver) and meet up with friends. With 15.2 million followers on Instagram, it's clear people want to know more about the Canadian star's daily happenings.
Speaking to Flare in 2016, she opened up about what it's like to be an online superstar.
“I’m showing behind the scenes, and people are getting to know who I really am, not the characters I play or who I am on the red carpet,” Shay said after being asked why her fans go nuts for her feeds. “I’m not just someone who can sit around and wait for the next audition.”
And though her life may appear perfect on social media, she's not above letting everyone know that what they see is partly manufactured.
“Sure, I’m guilty of taking out a blemish here and there,” she said. “[But] I’m also not afraid to tell people, ‘Oh, to get that one good photo, I took 5,000.’ These photos are going to be out there forever.”
So what's next for the Vancouver native beyond reality TV? According to her piece in Flare, she hopes to write a lifestyle book. “Something that combines entertaining, home decor and travel,” like a real-life iteration of her YouTube channel.
She also plans to continue to support a few of her favourite charities, including GLAAD and Free the Children.