Wheelhouse Entertainment has optioned U.S. rights of the format also sold in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, and Portugal.
Wheelhouse Entertainment options U.S. rights to Newen Distribution’s primetime entertainment format "The Wonderbox". “We are delighted to be working with Wheelhouse on this fun and exciting series. With a new surprise every three minutes, this emotional, highly charged format attracts a wide demographic and is perfect for co-viewing,” said Arabelle Pouliot-Di Crescenzo, Head of Format Distribution at Newen Distribution.
The series aired earlier this year in France on broadcaster France 3 and will begin production on season two this fall, for air before the end of 2020. Rights to the format have also been sold in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, and Portugal.
Wheelhouse Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Scott Lonker, “This show ticks all the right boxes – literally – happy, fun, with just the right dose of nostalgia. It tugs on your heartstrings in a way all audiences can relate to, and it’s what so many people are hungry for. We look forward to working with the team at Newen to bring ‘Wonderbox’ to the U.S.”
A feel-good series, "The Wonderbox" brings celebrities into a high-end, shiny floor environment, where they are then presented with different “Wonderboxes” full of surprises. It’s an emotional thrilling adventure for both the celebrity and viewer.
With a new surprise every three minutes, this emotional, highly charged format attracts a wide demographic and is perfect for co-viewing,” Arabelle Pouliot-Di Crescenzo Head of Format Distribution at Newen Distribution