WE tv orders “Sex Box” pilot from Relativity Media

The U.S. cable net has commissioned a one-hour pilot based on controversial British one-off special, which featured couples having sex in a large box and then discussing their relationship issues with a panel of experts.
March 12, 2014

WE tv has ordered a pilot based on Sex Box, a one-off British show that featured couples entering into a large box to have sex.

Relativity Media, which acquired the American remake rights for the format, will produce the one-hour pilot for the U.S. cable network.

Although Sex Box failed to impress many British TV critics, more than 900,000 viewers tuned in when the program aired on Channel 4 last October.

Sex Box is an intriguing and original concept from a top production partner and we’re very excited about its potential, which has already been clearly demonstrated overseas, where it’s a hit,” said WE tv president Marc Juris in a statement.

In Sex Box, three real-life couples with relationship troubles enter into a soundproof box to have sex and then immediately discuss their issues with a panel of experts upon exiting the box. The panelists on the British version (pictured above) were American sex advice columnist Dan Savage, relationship expert Tracey Cox, and psychoanalyst Phillip Hodson. Mariella Frostrup hosted the show.

According to the network, “this ‘in the moment’ approach fosters conversations about intimacy that are completely filter-less and emotionally honest.”

Watch a teaser for the UK version below:


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