Banijay confirmed Banijay Germany company, Good Times' plans to produce a new adaptation of "The Block" for RTL Germany. The show will be known locally as "Wettkampf in 4 Wänden – Die ultimative Bau-Challenge." “We love 'The Block' – it’s such a strong format and we can’t wait to bring it to RTL in Germany with our own special reality twist. It is so exciting watching the teams create completely new rooms from a blank canvas," Shona Fraser, Managing Director of Good Times said.
"The Block" has aired over 800 episodes in Australia to-date, with its 18th season-launch the top-rated show of the night and its finale was the most-watched unscripted show in 2022. In addition, it has been adapted in 14 territories including New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, the US, and Denmark, where its eighth season consistently won the slot on all demos. A Nine Network format, Banijay holds the global distribution rights to the format and finished tape.
In this adaptation of the renovation-based competition reality show, four couples compete in order to turn an unloved apartment into a high-end property. Every room matters in this
series as it is all about who can impress the expert jury. “'The Block' is a brilliant format that has hooked audiences around the world. Banijay has a strong record in creating must-watch competition reality shows and we are sure with Good Times’ expertise, the German audience is bound to be engrossed in the transformations," Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay said.
Since the company’s creation 25 years ago, Good Times has developed and produced numerous formats for the German audience. Its credits include "Mein Lokal," "Dein Lokal – Der Profi Kommt," "Armes Deutschland" and "Home of the Year."
We love 'The Block,' it’s such a strong format and we can’t wait to bring it to RTL in Germany with our own special reality twist. It is so exciting watching the teams create completely new rooms from a blank canvas.” Shona Fraser Managing Director of Good Times