Talpa’s “Million Dollar Island” format will be adapted in Australia

The new survival adventure format has been commissioned by Seven and will be produced by Eureka Productions. It’s set to air in 2023.

26 APR 2022

“Million Dollar Island”

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The new survival adventure format “Million Dollar Island” from Talpa has been commissioned by Seven in Australia and will be produced by Eureka Productions. It’s set to air in 2023. This new version follows the previous one in the United States (NBC) and in the Middle East (MBC).

"Million Dollar Island" is a social experiment where one hundred people try to stay on a remote desert island for two months for a chance at winning one million dollars. Each contestant starts the adventure with a bracelet worth 10.000 dollars. While they're on the island, contestants can gain and lose bracelets by competing in various games.

Seven’s Chief Content Officer, Entertainment Programming, Angus Ross, said: “John de Mol has developed some of the most original, successful and impactful formats in television history. The game play, strategy, emotion and drama – set in a beautiful, remote location – will make 'Million Dollar Island' one of the must-watch TV shows of 2023.”

Eureka Productions Co-CEO, Paul Franklin, said: “'Million Dollar Island' is event television at its best. Playing out in a stunningly exotic setting, this will be an unmissable series packed with intrigue, secret alliances, and incredibly high stakes. We’re thrilled to be bringing such an exciting show to Seven’s viewers.”

CEO at Talpa Entertainment Holding Maarten Meijs added: “Million Dollar Island’s lightning pace into the big territories is a testament to its hybrid capacity to strengthen both linear and streaming platforms in the quickly changing media landscape. We’re thrilled to be working with Eureka and Seven on this next generation social experiment.”

“Million Dollar Island” is a format created by John de Mol's Talpa Concepts and Monday Media. The show is distributed by Talpa Distribution. "Million Dollar Island" was launched in the Netherlands on SBS6, on Sunday, March 6, and is scoring impressive ratings. Amazon Prime have a day-and-date SVOD second window.