Magical Elves plans show that will follow high-end concierges

Magical Elves, the production company behind Project Runway and Top Chef, is planning two reality shows featuring “Quintessentially, a private members’ club and concierge service,” Variety reports.

The shows “would follow staffers as they fulfill last-minute requests for tickets to sold-out shows, secure vacation yachts without notice and buy extravagant gifts — such as a living llama — for the VIPs,” according to Variety.

No network has been announced, but executive producer Jane Lipsitz said, “We are always drawn to colorful stories and characters in our series. The world of Quintessentially’s business offers a unique perspective on the current cultural obsession with the luxury lifestyle and a rich environment for compelling storytelling.”

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