Banijay today announces that hit-reality series, Survivor, will return to Brazil after a 12-year break, co-produced by Globo and Endemol Shine Brasil.
The reality show known locally as No Limite, will be hosted by André Marques and in a unique twist, will feature a cast of previous Big Brother Brasil contestants. In addition to the 11-episode run, Globo has commissioned a spin-off for its entertainment channel, Multishow, which will also host re-runs. Globo’s entertainment portal, Gshow, and its VOD service, Globoplay, will host exclusive content and highlights.
Produced in more than 40 territories since its launch in 2000, Survivor is a global hit and superbrand, standing as one of the most watched formats worldwide. More than 10 million viewers tuned in to the 40th season last year on CBS in the U.S., the latest Australian adaptation was seen by nearly 40% of the population, and the most recent French version, Koh Lanta, ended as number one in its slot.
Laurens Drillich, President of Endemol Shine Latino says: “This is such great news. Currently we have Big Brother Brasil on Globo and the fact that Survivor – another all-time classic reality series – will debut soon on the channel, is the biggest compliment we as a company could get. With Boninho and his team at Globo, and our colleagues at Endemol Shine Brasil working together on this show, I am sure this will be another huge success and serve a new generation of fans for Survivor in Brazil.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay added: “Survivor is one of the most iconic formats in the Banijay portfolio and bringing the show back to a major market such as Brazil is an important moment in the next phase of its growth. We’re seeing great momentum with beach reality formats, filming safely in different locations around the globe, and this deal is set to build the genre even further.”
Survivor tests the spirit of a group of ordinary, and yet extraordinary, people who are marooned, with little more than the clothes on their backs and their own animal cunning. As they catch their own food, build their own shelter and order their own society, castaways must compete in increasingly difficult tests of strategy and guile.
The latest commission of No Limite builds on Endemol Shine Brasil’s successful partnership with Globo, which also includes the network’s biggest show, Big Brother Brasil, which was recently awarded a Guinness World Record after topping 1.5 billion votes last year.