Tag Archive: Good Luck Guys

  1. Banijay’s Good Luck Guys to Begin its Adventure in Germany

    Comments Off on Banijay’s Good Luck Guys to Begin its Adventure in Germany

    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today confirms Good Times, part of Banijay Germany, will produce Good Luck Guys for local SVOD Joyn. This marks the seventh adaptation of the fish-out-of water adventure reality format which was originally created by Banijay Productions France.

    In Good Luck Guys, a group of reality show alumni volunteer to trade their life of luxury with a back-to-basics adventure on an isolated tropical beach. In ‘adventure duos’, they must prove there is more to them than meets the eye, as they embark on challenges and live without comfort or cosmetics. Who will be the last team left standing? The winners will not only claim the cash prize, but they’ll also be able to call themselves “true adventurers…” of sorts.

    Shona Fraser, Managing Director of Good Times comments:Good Luck Guys is escapist reality programming at its best and a great fit for the streamer Joyn. We‘ve been able to leverage Banijay’s international creative network, for a Good Times production, with entertaining German celebrities, whilst utilising French IP in a French-German-Thai hub. It was a blast!”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay says: “It’s no surprise this format is making waves across Europe, given it is packed with reality, humour, and light-hearted entertainment. Its stunning and remote beach location is pure escapism. Good Luck Guys and its social media-friendly cast makes it an easily-marketable format, which is much sought-after by streamers and broadcasters alike, as the recent commissions highlight.”

    Good Luck Guys was originally created by Banijay Productions France, and its version has now enjoyed six series on W9. Represented internationally by Banijay, Germany is the seventh territory to adapt the title. The news follows a recent commission in The Netherlands, produced by SimpelZodiak for Prime Video, with the second series in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway set to return to the aforementioned platform.

  2. Banijay France Elevates Florence Fayard to CEO of Banijay Productions

    Comments Off on Banijay France Elevates Florence Fayard to CEO of Banijay Productions

    Banijay France, part of media and entertainment powerhouse Banijay, today announces the promotion of Florence Fayard to CEO of Banijay Productions France. Having served as Managing Director since 2018, she will now take full oversight of the label, managing the portfolio of projects in development, diversifying the pipeline, and continuing to grow the talent base.

    Under her leadership, Banijay Productions France has developed an impressive slate of local and international hits, which includes The Fifty, created in 2022, and currently enjoying strong ratings in its second season on W9. The format, which was backed by Banijay’s Creative Fund, is now travelling the world with a US Hispanic adaptation for Telemundo, and a German version with Prime Video for 2024 which will be available in Austria. Meanwhile, Good Luck Guys, also created by the label, has sold to six markets including Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands for Prime Video.

    As a leading producer, Fayard worked at Endemol and Studio 89 before joining Banijay Productions France in 2009 as Reality Content Director. With a focus on reality programming and factual entertainment, she has overseen a number of top-rated formats including the successful reality franchise, Les Ch’tis/Les Marseillais, known internationally as Party Workers which announced its first adaptation in Germany earlier this year, Temptation Island and A Season at the Zoo.

    Florence Fayard, CEO, Banijay Productions France: “I am immensely proud of the growth of Banijay Productions France during this past decade, with hits like Good Luck Guys and The Fifty now travelling the world. I look forward to continuing to work with the talented team here, to expand our portfolio in France and internationally, creating innovative content that resonates with audiences everywhere.”

    Alexia Laroche-Joubert, CEO, Banijay France: “Florence has been a leading force at Banijay Productions France over the past 10 years and stepping up to CEO is the logical next step. Her experience and knowledge will be invaluable in driving the business to new heights, and I look forward seeing her take on this new challenge.”

    The promotion follows François de Brugada’s move to Banijay Events, who, alongside being CEO of Banijay France, previously oversaw Banijay Productions France.

  3. Banijay Nordic Sets Four Local Productions of Good Luck Guys with Amazon Prime Video

    Comments Off on Banijay Nordic Sets Four Local Productions of Good Luck Guys with Amazon Prime Video

    Banijay today announces four local versions of Good Luck Guys will launch on Prime Video in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. They will be produced by Banijay Nordic companies Meter TV, Mastiff Denmark, Mastiff Norway and Banijay Finland.


    Good Luck Guys follows six duos of influencers and reality stars, with more skills for social media than for life in the wild, as they set out on a frantic adventure in rural Thailand. Fuelled by a burning wish to discover their inner hero, the pairs are on a mission to show there is more to them than meets the eye and could very well discover wealth is not the most important thing in life. They are all accustomed to the luxury of big city life, so going back to basics and living without their usual glitzy comforts will truly be the challenge of a lifetime. Who will be the last pair left standing? The winners will not only uncover the long-lost treasure and receive the appropriate amount of glory and honour, but they’ll be also able to call themselves “True Adventurers…” of sorts.

    The format was created by Banijay Productions in France, where the series has aired successfully for five seasons on W9.