FremantleMedia has partnered with a Norwegian tech start-up, The Future Group, to createLost in Time, an interactive competition format for both television and mobile devices.
The show follows three contestants as they are transported into different eras, from the Wild West and medieval era to the Ice Age and Jurassic period, where they compete against the clock in a series of challenges with the aim of winning the title of champion, and a jackpot.
Along with virtual technology, Lost in Time also incorporates an interactive element, inviting viewers to play against the show contestants as well as other players from across the country in real-time via a smartphone app.
The initial version of the format is currently under development. The series is being produced by FremantleMedia Norway for TV Norge and is set to launch in a primetime slot in Spring 2017. The Norwegian version will be hosted by Fridtjof Nilsen (pictured).
Petter Testmann-Koch, MD of FremantleMedia Norway, noted in a statement that he sees “huge potential” for the format to be picked up by global clients.
“This newly-developed technology has allowed us to create a pioneering type of entertainment show that truly is at the forefront of future television trends,” he said.
“It’s fantastic that TV has finally stepped into the digital age, and we are very glad that our virtual studio technology is contributing to this. This technology makes it possible to create completely new forms of entertainment that melds the real and the virtual worlds. Lost in Time is just the beginning,” added Bard Anders Kasin, CEO of The Future Group.