London- and L.A.-based prodco Studio 1 has partnered with actor and producer Kevin Bacon to create a new quiz show format, Lucky 13.
The show is a general-knowledge, high-stakes rolling quiz format, designed for primetime broadcast. It was created by Studio 1 co-founder Adrian Woolfe, who serves as executive producer along with fellow Studio 1 co-founder Claudia Rosencrantz, David Schiff and Bacon. Bacon is slated to host the show in some English-speaking markets.
Studio 1 is in discussions with broadcast networks in the UK, U.S., Europe, MENA, Australia and Asia, with primetime partnerships to be announced soon.
Rosencrantz and Woolfe first met more than 20 years ago through the development of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, which Rosencrantz commissioned during her tenure as controller of entertainment at ITV. Woolfe, as managing director of Celador International, launched the U.K. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and was a key part of building the format. They partnered to launch Studio 1 in 2018.
“It’s hard to believe that it’s 24 years since we launched Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? It feels like the right time for quiz to enjoy its time in the spotlight once again,” Woolfe said in a news release. “Whilst I would not wish to make a direct comparison between the two formats, there’s an engaging simplicity and magnetic tension to Lucky 13 that I hope will keep viewers hooked and on the edge of their seats. It’s perfect for adaptation across markets and languages, and we can’t wait to launch Lucky 13 around the world.”