5 ABR 2021

DUTCH LABEL SIMPELZODIAK TO PRODUCE BANIJAY’S FORMAT

SimpelZodiak, a Banijay Benelux company, confirmed it will produce “Table for Two,” a new factual entertainment programme for KRO-NCRV at NPO 3.

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SimpelZodiak, a Banijay Benelux company, confirmed it will produce a new factual entertainment programme for KRO-NCRV at NPO 3. “Table for Two” (Tafel voor Twee) features two people having dinner at a restaurant. However, for one of the guests their dinner companion and why they have been invited is unknown. The mystery guest could be a loved one, long-lost friend or an ex-partner, who will have the chance to say something they have wanted to get off their chest for a while. They may want to apologise, express regret, declare their love, or reveal a long-held secret.

“Friendship, love, surprises, reunions, regrets: you see it all in ‘Table for Two’. Covid has made us all realise how crucial our social connections are and life is too short to leave things unspoken. We are very happy and proud that we are able to produce this series for KRO-NCRV and NPO3,”  said Laurens Woldberg, Managing Director of SimpelZodiak.

James Townley, Global Head of Content Development, Creative Networks at Banijay, added: “International relationship formats remain extremely popular and ‘Table for Two’ approaches this theme at a fresh angle, covering everything from friendships, love to familial ties. This emotionally-charged format is a complementary addition to the Banijay factual entertainment slate and comes at a time when audiences are craving tonally uplifting and comforting stories that are universally relatable”.

SimpelZodiak, formed by the merge of Simpel Media and Zodiak Nederlands, focuses on the development and production of content-driven factual entertainment, reality adventure and true crime shows. The award-winning programme makers’ credits include “Expeditie Robinson” (Survivor), “Hunted,” “Hunted VIPS,” “Temptation Island,” “Prettiest Girl of the Class,” “Your Home Made Perfect,” and “Ik Vertrek” (I am Leaving).

International relationship formats remain extremely popular and ‘Table for Two’ approaches this theme at a fresh angle, covering everything from friendships, love to familial ties” James Townley Global Head of Content Development, Creative Networks at Banijay