Indie production company Zig Zag has optioned Israeli format Extreme Scheme (pictured) from Armoza Formats for the United States and United Kingdom, a day after unveiling a deal for an ob doc series with supermarket tabloid The National Enquirer.
The format previously aired on Israel’s Channel Ten and combines elements of scripted, reality and candid camera genres to capture how people will react when placed in extreme circumstances.
Producers hide several cameras and place unsuspecting individuals into over-the-top scenarios and moral dilemmas and then film their response.
“I’ve been after this format for a while as it takes hidden camera to the next level,” said Danny Fenton, Zig Zag Productions CEO and executive chairman. “It uses a single narrative and the psychological elements make this show really interesting.”