RMC Découverte acquires Endemol Shine’s Hunted

Endemol Shine Group has licensed hit factual format Hunted to French broadcaster RMC Découverte.

Under the terms of the deal, Endemol Shine France will produce a 12 x 60 minutes primetime version of the show called Escape: 21 Jours pour Disparaitre.

The French version will TX in autumn. Lisa Perrin, Endemol Shine Group’s CEO of Creative Networks said: “Since its UK launch in 2015, Hunted has become one of our most widely travelled and creatively fresh formats with a concept that has remained at the heart of the global zeitgeist. We can’t wait to see what France does with the series and if a new group of fugitives will evade the hunters.

In Hunted, ordinary people go on the run and attempt to evade capture for a designated period of time. With little cash and limited ability to contact their network of friends and family, they are pursued by a team of professional investigators including detectives, psychologists, and surveillance experts.

The show has also been adapted for the US, China, Russia, Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands, where a third series is about to go into production.

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