5Star orders up Dirty Tricks from Vice
UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5′s 5Star has ordered a new street magic series from Vice Studios.
Dirty Tricks (6 x 60 minutes, w/t) features street magic used to con unsuspecting members of the public through astonishing tricks and scams.
Magician and social media celeb Ryan Tricks will front the series, making a number of guest appearances.
Nat Geo adds children’s travel series from Scorpion TV
Indie content distributor Scorpion TV has sold the children’s wildlife travel series Siyaya: Come Wild With Us (pictured) to National Geographic Channels for its Middle East and North African feeds.
Set in and around South Africa’s national parks, the series follows young adventurers, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, as they explore caves, run wild rivers, abseil down cliffs and generally discover everything nature has to offer.
Siyaya: Come Wild With Us is produced by Francois Odendaal Productions, of FOP Films, for South African pubcaster SABC.
In addition to the Siyaya: Africa titles, Siyaya: China, Siyaya: USA and Siyaya: Coast to Coast are currently in development, and Scorpion is working with FOP Films to expand the franchise while seeking co-productions with local broadcasters.
“Thanks to its vast network of scientists, researchers, national-park wardens and environmentalists, [FOP Films'] production team has access to locations that are not only surprising, exciting and different, but generally inaccessible to film crews,” said David Cornwall, CEO and founder of Scorpion TV, in a statement.
Banijay Rights’ The Legacy to air in Belgium
Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of global producer and distributor Banijay Group, has revealed that its long-running entertainment format, The Legacy, has been picked up in Belgium for the first time.
Locally titled Les Associés, the commission includes 86 episodes (45 minutes) of the game show.
The Legacy has already been expanded to eight territories and has been running for more than 15 years.
In each episode, contestants vie for a cash prize, which is initially split up between each player equally. Soon, contestants work to duel and steal from each other, eliminating the competition one round at a time.
Les Associés is produced by Zodiak Belgium for RTBF and will begin to air Sept. 24 on RTBF’s french-speaking free-to-air channel La Une.