British broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Mighty Productions Scotland to produce the quiz show, One & Six Zeroes.
The 6 x 60-minute series will be hosted by presenter Dara Ó Briain (pictured) and will feature teams of three starting with £1,000,000. They must answer questions to keep the jackpot whole, with each correct answer locking in a titular digit, while a wrong answer removes a zero. After three questions, one person is removed from the team, with another player removed after five, leaving just one contestant to answer the final two questions.
One & Six Zeroes was commissioned for Channel 4 by Jo Street, head of daytime and features, and Jayne Stanger, commissioning editor, daytime and features. The series will be produced by Mighty Productions Scotland and executive produced by Lynn Sutcliffe and Hugh Rycroft. The show was commissioned from Channel 4′s Global Format Fund, the ringfenced spend designed to spur the creation of new formats from UK-based indies for UK and global audiences.
“Having one million pounds up for grabs in a quiz is thrilling and it also makes me feel a bit sick,” said Channel 4′s Street in a release. “One & Six Zeros is a really clever format which the audience will be able to play along with, and Dara is the perfect host to steer the contestants through the nerves, the laughs and the drama of potentially winning a life changing amount of cash.”
Added Mighty Productions’ Sutcliffe: “We are delighted to be making this quiz with the amazing team at Channel 4, and so excited to be working with the brilliant Dara. He will bring wit and warmth to this high jeopardy show, which we believe has massive international potential. Luckily, loads of other countries seem to use ones and zeros as well — so the format should travel…”
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