Wonder (previously known as 7 Wonder), a Banijay Group Company has been commissioned by BBC Three for two new factual series, Work It, 4×15’ and Deadstock, 4×15’.
In Work It, three inspiring fitness instructors, who have each overcome incredible challenges, will be working with people in a very special gym that welcomes all shapes, sizes and physical abilities. Across the series, the instructors will meet inspiring people whose experiences will reflect issues such as grief, body image and low self-esteem. With unique fitness plans, they will aim to help people not only learn to love exercise, but love the skin they are in.
With the second hand trainer market going through the roof, Deadstock will look at the serious amount of money that can be made from the most unexpected items and charity shop finds; from Pokémon cards to My Little Ponies and rare vinyl to designer bum bags. Two savvy ‘Resellers’ will set up the Deadstockwarehouse and offer free authentications, giving jaw-dropping valuations, whilst revealing the fascinating stories of how people came to own the unusual articles. The show will also follow the seller’s journey as they embark on putting their prized possessions on the market.
Sarah Trigg, Executive Producer at Wonder said: “Both series have been hugely enjoyable and exciting to develop. It’s great to bring fresh new talent to BBC Three via two new fact-ent formats. Both shows mix entertainment with fun, fascinating and often moving stories from young people, on a platform that speaks directly to them.”
Nasfim Haque, Commissioning Editor at BBC Three said: “I’ve loved working with Wonder and their fantastic new team in Birmingham. I am incredibly proud of both these series as they feel relevant, fresh, stylish and absolutely joyous to watch.”
Both Work It and Deadstock were commissioned by Nasfim Haque, Commissioning Editor, BBC Three, with Sarah Trigg Executive Producing for Wonder. Work Itand Deadstock will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights.