17 FEB 2021

BANIJAY’S “TEMPTATION ISLAND” TRAVELS TO SOUTH AFRICA

African streaming service Showmax has acquired social experiment relationship format “Temptation Island” for adaptation in South Africa. This new version will be produced by Afrokaans Film & Television, and is set to launch later this year.

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Banijay Rights announced African streaming service Showmax has acquired social experiment relationship format “Temptation Island” for adaptation in South Africa. This new version will be produced by Afrokaans Film & Television, with an order of 12 episodes set to launch later this year.

This is the first international reality TV series format to be licensed by the SVOD service owned by the MultiChoice Group. Afrokaans also produces the South African version of Banijay’s adventure reality format “Survivor,” which is due to air its eighth season this summer.

“We are excited to collaborate with Showmax and Afrokaans to develop a local adaptation of ‘Temptation Island’ for South African viewers. The format has already captivated international audiences, as it centres on the universal theme of being at a crossroads in profound relationships, bringing them on an emotional journey with the ups and downs of any love relationship,”  commented Robin Pollok, VP of Sales at Banijay Rights.

“‘Temptation Island South Africa’ is going to be must-watch and must-tweet TV. South Africans love reality TV; our audience has already devoured the first two seasons of ‘Temptation Island USA’ so we’re confident there’s an appetite for more, especially when we add some uniquely South African spice,”  added Candice Fangueiro, Head of Content at Showmax.

With 25 local adaptations to date, including Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, the highly anticipated “Temptation Island USA” series 3 premiered on February 16, 2021 on the USA Network. Presented by Mark Wahlberg, four new couples are packing up their emotional baggage and heading to Maui, Hawaii, for the ultimate test of their relationship. Joined by 24 sexy single men and women looking to find everlasting love, these couples must decide whether to commit to a lifetime together – or if they will ultimately give in to the temptation from the singles looking to find “the one”.

The US version of “Temptation Island” is executive produced by Banijay Studios North America’s David Goldberg, Dan Morando and Trifari Williams. Banijay Rights handles international distribution for both format and finished tape sales.

‘Temptation Island South Africa’ is going to be must-watch and must-tweet TV” Candice Fangueiro Head of Content at Showmax