Factual indie Barcroft Media has partnered with U.S. cable network WE tv and London-based distributor TCB Media Rights on the 8 x 60-minute docuseries Extreme Love.
Extreme Love (pictured) focuses on unusual relationships that challenge conventional notions of romance. Stories include a 21-year-old woman in Florida who spends time as an “adult baby”, a four-foot weightlifter in love with a transgender woman, and real-life vampire couples. Each episode showcases five couples.
The series is a co-production between the three companies, based on Barcroft Media’s digital series of the same name. Barcroft has produced 57 episodes of the original Extreme Love, distributed via YouTube and Facebook Watch.
Other Barcroft digital projects developed into long-form series include Inside the KKK for Channel 4, Preposterous Pets for Animal Planet International and Amazing Interiors for Netflix.
“Audiences of all ages around the world have a huge appetite for incredible real-life stories,” said Barcroft Media CEO Sam Barcroft in a statement. “We’re delighted that together with WE tv, we can bring some of these jaw-dropping relationships to U.S. viewers.”
“This is TCB’s first ever deal with WE tv and we are very aware that Barcroft’s excellent reputation has been a huge influence on their decision,” added TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney.