Banijay Productions Germany, a Banijay Group company, today confirms it is set to produce a local primetime version of Shipwrecked for RTL2 in Germany. Based on the UK format originally produced by Fizz (part of RDF Television) and Motion Content Group for E4, the series will act as the first international remake of the format since it was rebooted this year.
Shipwrecked is the ultimate popularity contest in paradise. On two remote islands, two rival tribes, the Tigers and the Sharks, battle against each other for new recruits. In this competition, victory is in numbers. In each episode, new arrivals land ashore where they spend a day and night with each tribe. Both tribes must do whatever it takes to win them over in a bid to prove that they are the better island. At the end of each episode, the new arrivals must decide which tribe they want to join…but in Shipwrecked, anything can happen and, in the end, only the biggest tribe can win the grand cash prize.
Arno Schneppenheim, MD, Banijay Productions Germany comments: “Shipwrecked is a warm, positive and modern adventure reality show format, perfect for a young German audience. This is a hot format right now following its recent reboot, and we’re proud to be the first out the blocks with RTL2 as our partner.”
Shipwrecked was commissioned by RTL2’s Head of Entertainment, Shona Fraser, and follows the recent pick up of Wild Things (also from Banijay Productions Germany). Both formats are distributed by Banijay Rights and acts as one of its leading hot picks this MIPTV.