Paris-based international distributor Zodiak Media has brokered the commission of numerous Survivor franchises to four European countries, including a romantic variation of the reality format in Sweden.
TV4 Group Sweden has commissioned Zodiak’s Mastiff Sweden for Survivor – Love Edition, which includes seven single men and women stranded on a desert island together to see which one emerges triumphant. The twist? The singles all must compete as couples for their elimination challenges, and still avoid being voted off the island.
Survivor – Love Edition, produced by Castaway Television, has been commissioned by TV4 Group for 30 x 60-minute episodes and will bow in early 2015 under the local title of Robinson – Love Edition. This is Mastiff Sweden’s first Survivor commission.
In France, the 14th season of Survivor – known locally as Koh Lanta – is currently in production. According to Zodiak, the fourth season of the recently wrapped Koh Lanta’s All Stars Edition averaged an audience of 7.2 million viewers and a 31% share average on TF1, which has commissioned ALP to make a 14th season running to more than 20 hours of programming.
Meanwhile, in Italy, Canale 5 has commissioned Magnolia Italy to produce a 10th season of Survivor l’isola dei famosi, a 8 x 120-min adaptation of Celebrity Survivor, for an early 2015 launch.
Mediaset’s Telecinco in Spain has also commissioned Magnolia for an eighth season of Supervivientes (Celebrity Survivor).