Banijay company Cuarzo TV and Mediaset España are set to create the first Spanish remake of Temptation Island (La Isla de las Tentaciones), based on the Banijay Rights-owned format.
La Isla de las Tentaciones is the ultimate test of faithfulness, following dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives — or should go their separate ways.
It will be executive produced by Cuarzo TV’s Juan Ramón Gonzalo and directed by Hugo Tomás.
The Spanish commission follows a raft of global sales that have now been secured for the format.
In New Zealand, national broadcaster TVNZ has commissioned Screentime New Zealand to produce a local version for its VOD platform, while in the Netherlands, RTL Nederland has picked up the finished tape version of the show for its VOD service Videoland.
Moving to Germany, Banijay Productions Germany will produce the anticipated remake, jointly commissioned by RTL and TV NOW, for Mediengruppe RTL’s VOD service. With the local production of Temptation Island already in its fifth season on Nelonen, the Finnish commercial channel has also acquired the US finished tape.
Meanwhile, a Canadian sale for the US reboot of the series was announced at the beginning of the year. Sold to Canada’s number one content creation company, Bell Media, the series aired on the business’ top-rated channels, including E! Entertainment, where it premiered, CTV’s network, and the leading Canadian SVOD service, Crave.
The sales follow the recent success of Banijay Studios North America’s Temptation Island on USA Network, where it was revived, revamped and relaunched to 1.36 million viewers, according to the company.
Juan Ramón Gonzalo said: “Temptation Island has long been a key format in the Banijay catalogue, and we have no doubt it will resonate with our audiences here in Spain. With love and drama at the heart of the show, it has all the elements of a primetime hit.”