UK pubcaster BBC3 has ordered a new game show pilot hosted by comedian Yung Filly for its streaming service BBC iPlayer.
Don’t Scream (1 x 45 minutes) sees a team of three best mates, armed with their bravery and £5,000 (US$6,539) in prize money. The trio will have to complete a night shift in “the workplace from hell,” a creepy, disused shopping center, rigged with shocks, scares and surprises to test their nerve and resolve.
In order to keep the cash, the team will have to keep its cool through the night. Every time they scream, they lose £100 from the potential jackpot and risk walking away with nothing.
Yung Filly (pictured) will guide the team through the night in his second gig as BBC3 host, following a successful turn on the dating show Hot Property, the second season of which has just been announced.
Don’t Scream is produced by Maverick Television for BBC3. It was commissioned by Kate Phillips, controller of entertainment commissioning, and Fiona Campbell, BBC3 controller. The executive producers for Maverick are Matt Cox and Simon Knight. The commissioning editor for the BBC is Rachel Ashdown.
“Don’t Scream is a fresh new format, which demonstrates our commitment to backing British talent and cementing BBC iPlayer as a destination for new and creative ideas,” said Ashdown in a statement. “We hope viewers will enjoy this hilarious and unique pilot game show.”
Don’t Scream will be available on BBC iPlayer starting Jan. 16.