Unscripted

MIPTV Picks 2014: Dropped

This format, originating from Sweden, sees celebrities taken by helicopter into some of the most remote locations on the planet, left to fend for themselves without food, maps or help of any kind.
March 21, 2014


Partners: Mastiff Sweden for TV4; distributed by Zodiak Rights
Length/volume: 60 minute or 90 minute format only
Aired: January 2014 (Sweden)
Rights available: Worldwide

The survival genre is enjoying a massive uptick lately, with series such as Discovery’s Naked and Afraid putting a new spin on the perilous proceedings. This format, originating from Sweden, sees celebrities taken by helicopter into some of the most remote locations on the planet, left to fend for themselves without food, maps or help of any kind. Divided into two teams, the participants must rely on their own wits to reach civilization and in the final, only one person can emerge as a victor. On TV4, the original version of the show, The Greatest Adventure, racked up a 30% audience share for its final episode.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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