"7 vs. Wild"
Quintus Studios has acquired the international format distribution rights (except Germany) to "7 vs. Wild", one of Germany’s biggest media successes of recent years. The program is a hit reality format and YouTube phenomenon developed by German YouTube producers Fritz Meinecke, Johannes Hovekamp and Max Kovacs.
The show sends seven fellow content creators and influencers into the wilderness with just seven basic survival items - such as a machete, sleeping bag or fire steel. Anything to help them survive seven days in the wilderness as they pit themselves against the elements and challenge themselves to survive through techniques including shelter building. The contestants who survive the wilderness win a donation to the charity of their choice.
"'7 vs. Wild' is a perfect example of how social media can grow into state of the art big screen entertainment and how traditional TV and streaming platforms can benefit from the community power on social video platforms. Congrats to Fritz and his team and to Calivision, they've developed a media phenomenon from a creative idea for what was once a modest YouTube channel” said Gerrit Kemming, Managing Director at Quintus Studios.
The first two 16-episode seasons were filmed in Sweden and Panama and streamed on YouTube in November 2021 and 2022 and achieved a total of over 200 million views on YouTube, making the reality show one of the most watched media events in Germany in recent years. The third season is expanded to feature seven teams of two who spend fourteen days in the wild. It is set to shoot in Canada this summer and will be co-produced by Germany production company CaliVision Network GmbH.
Amazon Freevee has commissioned season three in Germany and will release two episodes per week, on Tuesdays and Fridays later this year. Each episode has a 7-day exclusive window on Freevee before it will be released on YouTube. The first two seasons of "7 vs. Wild" will also be available to watch on Amazon Freevee alongside YouTube ahead of the season 3 launch.
“We‘re happy to have Quintus on board and are looking forward to take our show to other markets around the globe” said Johannes Hovekamp.