Fremantle, Syco Entertainment and Chinese broadcaster Hunan TV are teaming up to co-develop a new, localized version of the shiny floor competition format Got Talent in China.
The 13-part series will be known locally as Dian Feng Zhi Lu, which translates to World’s Got Talent, and will bow in April on Hunan TV.
The Chinese primetime format will showcase a number of acts from more than 30 of the Got Talent franchises around the world. These performers will take to the stage in Hunan, China to compete in a global competition with the goal of obtaining the title of China’s World Champion of Got Talent and a grand prize.
The Got Talent format was developed by Simon Cowell and is co-owned by Syco Entertainment and Fremantle. The franchise currently boasts more than 70 localized adaptations across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.
A local Chinese version of the format originally aired on Dragon TV from 2010-2014, as a joint production from FremantleMedia, Shanghai Media Group, Syco and Radio and TV Shanghai.
“Inspired by China’s One Belt One Road initiative, this production will welcome many exceptional acts who’ve already featured in many Got Talents around the world,” said Vivian Yin, CEO, Fremantle, China, in a statement. “It will celebrate the cultural diversity and stories of ordinary people with extraordinary talents together on the world’s biggest stage in Changsha, China.”
(Pictured: Britain’s Got Talent)