UK pubcaster Channel 4 has ordered the wedding format Bride and Prejudice from Banijay Group-owned 7 Wonder.
The five-part series, based on an A+E Networks format which first aired on FYI, will tell the story of six soon to be wed couples as they confront intense opposition to their union from their own families while trying to organize their dream weddings. The hurdles the pairs face from others in their families range from issues of race and religion, to those of sexual identity, class and age difference.
The series will follow the couples leading up to their wedding day while they attempt to win their families’ support for their relationships and address those who disapprove of the match. Only on the day of the wedding will audiences find out whether or not their loved ones have been won over and put aside their disapproval.
The U.S. version, which debuted in 2016, was produced by Kinetic Content.
Bride and Prejudice (5 x 60 minutes) was commissioned by Channel 4′s acting head of factual entertainment Lucy Leveugle. The executive producer is Duncan Coates, and the series producer is Martin Conway. The series will air later this year on Channel 4.
“Bride and Prejudice looks at issues ripe and relevant in Britain today through the prism of Romeo and Juliet stories of star-crossed lovers and their families,” said Leveugle, in a statement. “The series is as much about the underlying bonds within these families as the conflict that these issues raise.”