BBC Three commissions Banijay’s Wonder for fact ent formats

BBC Three has commissioned Banijay Group-owned prodco Wonder for a pair of fact ent series on fitness and second-hand wares.

Wonder, which was previously known as 7 Wonder, is producing Work It (4 x15 minutes) and Deadstock (4 x 15 minutes) for the digital platform.

In Work It, three fitness instructors who have each overcome challenges will be working with people in a special gym that welcomes all shapes, sizes and physical abilities.

Across the series, instructors will meet inspiring people struggling with grief, body image and low self-esteem and form unique fitness plans aimed at helping these individuals learn to love exercise and themselves.

Elsewhere, Deadstock will look at the money that can be made from unexpected items and charity shop finds, from Pokémon cards to My Little Ponies and rare vinyl.

Two ‘resellers’ are to set up a warehouse and offer free authentications, giving valuations while revealing the stories of how people came to own the unusual articles. The show will also follow the seller’s journey as they embark on putting prized possessions on the market.

Sarah Trigg, executive producer for Wonder, said: “Both series have been hugely enjoyable and exciting to develop. It’s great to bring fresh new talent to BBC Three via two new fact-ent formats. Both shows mix entertainment with fun, fascinating and often moving stories from young people, on a platform that speaks directly to them.”

Nasfim Haque, commissioning editor at BBC Three, added: “I’ve loved working with Wonder and their fantastic new team in Birmingham. I am incredibly proud of both these series as they feel relevant, fresh, stylish and absolutely joyous to watch.”

Both Work It and Deadstock were commissioned by Haque. The titles will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights.