Unscripted

Toronto’s Big Coat Productions goes “The Extra Mile”

Toronto's Big Coat Productions has optioned the format rights for reality competition The Extra Mile (pictured) from Israel's Studio Glam.
January 19, 2015

Toronto’s Big Coat Productions has optioned the format rights for reality competition The Extra Mile (pictured) from Israel’s Studio Glam.

Forcing 10 divorced couples to work together while facing numerous mental and physical challenges, the eventual winning team of exes receives a cash prize for their efforts, with the twist being that the money goes into a trust fund for the former couple’s children.

The Extra Mile premiered on Israel’s Channel 10 in April 2014, airing 27 x 70-minute episodes. The format has been sold into 20 territories around the world, with Denmark and Spain already producing their first seasons this past year.

No broadcaster has yet been attached to the Canadian version of The Extra Mile, nor have the number of episodes been determined.

“We are excited to present this extraordinary and compelling format to Canadian networks, where we believe the series can generate a tremendous audience response,” said Catherine Fogarty, Big Coat Productions’ executive producer, in a statement.

Studio Glam CEO Ami Glam is exec producer of the original The Extra Mile.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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