UK cable channel Dave has commissioned North One Television to make a British version of TruTV’s U.S. reality show Storage Hunters (pictured).
Dave has ordered 10 x 30-minute episodes of the format, which was originally created and produced by T Group Productions in America.
The format sees competitors bidding on disused storage units, and the UK version will air on Dave later this year.
The acquisition of the format was negotiated by UKTV’s head of acquisitions and coproductions Alexandra Finlay.
The network said that “a Dave-esque voiceover” will be added to the narrative for the UK version, and North One is currently looking for British contributors “who have the perfect blend of humour, competitive edge and strategic know-how to beat their fellow bidders and make the most money.”
Dave general manager Steve North said: “Storage Hunters has become an established and much-loved format with Dave viewers, blending jeopardy and tension with laugh-out-loud moments of pure entertainment.
“I can’t wait to bring the British version of the show to the channel and inject it with even more of Dave’s winning personality.”
Jenny Daly, president of T Group Productions, added: “We’ve had a wonderful relationship with Dave with our finished version and know the new and original episodes will have the same intensity, humor and downright crazy moments that has made the show a hit worldwide.”
Storage Hunters UK was commissioned by UKTV’s director of commissioning Richard Watsham and ordered by North. The series will be exec produced by Catherine Catton for UKTV, Daly for T Group Productions, and John Quinn for North One Television. The series producer is Sean Doherty.