Norway returns to Fort Boyard

Zodiak Entertainment's long-running adventure gameshow format Fort Boyard is being revived by TV3 Norway after a ten-year interval.
April 29, 2010

Zodiak Entertainment’s long-running adventure game show format Fort Boyard is being revived by TV3 Norway for 10 episodes after a ten-year interval. The series will also be relaunched in on TV4 in Sweden after a seven year interval and has been recommissioned in Denmark following strong ratings last year on TV3 (a 57% audience share). The series will be a full group coproduction between Zodiak Entertainment companies, ALP and Mastiff and Jarowskij. The format, which first began airing in 1990, places contestants at the Fort site located in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of France with the aim to win the Fort’s gold. Approximately 1400 episodes have been produced for 30 countries, including 247 for France and 87 episodes for the UK, with the finished show selling to 23 countries. France aired its 20th season of the format on France 2 in 2009, featuring Eva Longoria and husband Tony Parker. The format has not yet aired in the U.S. as a series.

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