Italian free-to-air broadcaster Canale 5 has ordered a local version of Banijay Group’s reality format Temptation Island.
The series, which originally aired on U.S. broadcaster Fox in 2001, sees various couples testing their relationships by living with a group of singles for 12 days. In the early 2000s, international adaptations of the series were made in several countries, including the UK, Australia, France, Brazil and Russia.
Set to air this summer, Banijay Group-owned prodco Ambra Multimedia will coproduce the 4 x 120-minute series with Italian indie Fascino.
“We’re very pleased to see Temptation Island coming back in a major territory,” said Francois de Brugada, COO of Banijay Group, in a statement. “It is a series which guarantees compelling must-see content with wide audience appeal.
“The international market is currently very receptive to classic formats that provide a strong sales and ratings history, such as Temptation Island. I am confident we will soon be announcing more local versions, as the international success of the new Temptation Island continues to build.”