This is one of those rumours that keep coming back.
We looked back through our site’s old stories, and the idea of a One Direction TV show was being teased back in 2011!
We reported back then that ahead of the boys releasing their debut album, Syco and Modest Management were teaming up with production company Fulwell 73 to “follow them round over the next couple of months” for a documentary on the band.
Well, nothing really happened, did it?
Until December 2013 that is. Suddenly, the idea of a One Direction reality TV show was back in the news, following the success of similar shows “Chasing The Saturdays” and “The Wanted Life”.
A ‘source’ told the Daily Mail at the time: “Producers have met with the band’s representatives and it’s pretty much a done deal.”
However, a spokesperson for the TV network supposedly set to air the show said shortly after: “I don’t think this is us, I’m afraid. It’s not something I’ve heard of.”
Anyway, the idea was back shortly after as Simon Cowell said during the Britain’s Got Talent auditions in February 2014: “I think there’s something in the works, a possible TV show. We’re going to be talking about that in the next couple weeks.”
Since then, things have been quiet again – until now!
A source close to the production company set to make the show has told us at OneDirection.net that some filming has already been done, but the main shoot is yet to come.
“We’ve already filmed a few small bits of the band working on their fourth album, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
“The band break from the Where We Are tour mid-July after finishing the European leg, and we’re doing the main block of filming before they fly to America.
“Simon [Cowell] wants the show to go out towards the end of the year, before One Direction release their new album.”