Fremantle, Syco & Hunan TV to co-develop China-based Got Talent series

Fremantle, Syco Entertainment and Hunan TV have partnered to co-develop a 13-part series for China, based on the Got Talent format franchise.

The series will be known locally as China as Dian Feng Zhi Lu, which translates to World’s Got Talent and will appear in April on Hunan TV.

Dian Feng Zhi Lu will bring together a number of the world’s most memorable acts from over 30 of the Got Talent franchises around the globe. These all-star performers will take to the stage in Hunan, China to compete in a massive global competition with the hopes of claiming the ultimate title of China’s World Champion of Got Talent.

The Got Talent format was created by Simon Cowell and is co-owned by Syco Entertainment and Fremantle. It is the world’s most successful reality TV format, with 71 local versions across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle-East, Africa and the Americas.

Vivian Yin, CEO, Fremantle, China, said: “Inspired by China’s One Belt One Road initiative, this production will welcome many exceptional acts who’ve already featured in many Got Talents around the world.

“It will celebrate the cultural diversity and stories of ordinary people with extraordinary talents together on the world’s biggest stage in Changsha, China. We are thrilled that our partners Hunan TV and Syco Entertainment share the same vision and have made this unique project possible.”

Abi Doyle, VP of international productions, Syco Entertainment, said: “Got Talent is the biggest TV brand in the world and responsible for discovering incredible international talent. This format has already entertained a global audience of almost a billion and we are delighted to have Hunan TV commission this exciting production with our Fremantle partners, which will showcase a variety of Chinese acts as well as the very best of our Got Talent global family”.