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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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