Australian adventure reality "The Summit" climbs into Europe through Banijay

This marks the first European deal and the third territory to produce the adventure series. It is set to be showcased at Banijay’s exclusive London TV Screenings event.

27 FEB 2024

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Banijay announced Jarowskij, the Swedish-origin company belonging to its group, will adapt the reality competition format "The Summit'" for the Swedish network TV4. This marks the first announced European deal and the third territory to produce the adventure series. "The Summit" is set to be showcased at Banijay's exclusive, invite-only London TV Screenings event on Wednesday, 28 February.

The 9Network and Endemol Shine Australia original series, produced by Endemol Shine Australia, successfully launched in 2023, doubling its viewership on replay for Nine Network, and a second season was greenlit. Endemol Shine North America announced the first international adaptation for CBS earlier this year.

The returning adrenaline-fueled series follows a group of contestants as they embark on an epic journey through treacherous mountains. Carrying backpacks containing an equal share of the final cash prize, contestants have 14 days to reach "The Summit" of a distant mountain to claim their reward.

Johannes Jensen, interim CEO Jarowskij, commented: "'The Summit' is a great addition to our slate, with its gripping blend of adventure, high-stake competition, suspense, and proven success in Australia. We are confident this adaptation will resonate strongly with audiences in Sweden, offering a thrilling and entertaining viewing experience," noted.

Peter Newman, CEO at Endemol Shine Australia, praised the adaptability of the format: "With a second season in the works, 'The Summit' continues to travel seamlessly across borders and is a testament to the format's universality, adaptability, and scalability. It's been our ambition to create original formats that travel globally, and we are proud to see this IP launch in the US, and now Sweden, with more to come," highlighted.