C4 lines up second season of “Bank Job”

Remarkable Television has been commissioned by UK broadcaster Channel 4 to produce a second series of the multi-platform game show, premiering in February.
January 20, 2012

Remarkable Television has been commissioned by UK broadcaster Channel 4 to produce a second series of its multi-platform game show The Bank Job, set to premiere in February.

The game show, hosted by George Lamb and set in a bank vault filled with money, also recently launched a play-along game online, courtesy of social TV company Monterosa. The Bank Job has so far generated over 4.6 million online game plays.

The second season will again see TV contestants attempting to win the game and walk away with a fortune, but now getting on the show has become more challenging. Players will now have to win three tournament games to unlock the application form for the TV show. Once they’ve secured their spot, four players compete against each other in a game of knowledge, judgement and luck.

David Flynn, managing director of Remarkable Television said: “The online game is simple and hugely addictive. But nothing can compare to the intense pressure of playing the game for real money, live on Channel 4. In The Bank Job, everything can change right up to the very last second in the vault.’

The Bank Job is a brand new kind of game show and we’re very excited to be bringing it back for a second run, once again combining online and TV for a truly gripping program,” added Justin Gorman, head of entertainment at Channel 4.

David Flynn and Tom Blakeson at Remarkable Television serve as executive producers.  The series producer is James Fox.

Endemol, which owns Remarkable Television, will be bringing The Bank Job to MIPTV.

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