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Exclusive: Pernel to remake “Wheeler Dealers” for France

French channel RMC Découverte has commissioned a localized adaptation of automotive format Wheeler Dealers from Paris-based indie Pernel Media. (Pictured: Discovery Channel UK's Wheeler Dealers)
January 31, 2016

French channel RMC Découverte has commissioned a localized adaptation of automotive format Wheeler Dealers from Paris-based indie Pernel Media.

The original series, which was produced by British indie Attaboy TV for Discovery Channel UK (pictured), follows car enthusiast Mike Brewer and mechanic Edd China as they repair enthusiast vehicles on a budget and then sell it to a new owner. The series has run for 12 seasons across Discovery UK.

The 10 x 60-minute Wheeler Dealers France was commissioned by RMC Découverte’s Guenaelle Troly and Rodolphe Guignard and marks the first remake for the format. Samuel Kissous serves as executive producer for Pernel Media.

The series is the latest in a wave of international formats Pernel has adapted for French broadcasters, following M6′s The Undateables (Mon Partenaire Particulier), TF1′s Great British Menu (Le Meilleur Menu de France) and Direct8′s Dinner Date (‘L’Amour au Menu).

The producer was also recently commissioned for the Harry Eastwood-fronted culinary travel series Sinful Sweets on Cooking Channel in the U.S. and Food Network in the UK.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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