Red Arrow Studios International has acquired global distribution rights to social experiment format My New Mystery Job.
Created by Stepping Stone Productions and currently in pre-production, the series has been commissioned by NPO3 in the Netherlands under the local title of Blind Getekend, where it will air in the second half of 2022.
The reality format follows a group of participants who are bored or burnt-out at work and sign up for a career change with a difference; they have to quit their jobs and commit to spending six months trying a new role – without even knowing what it is.
Their skills, aptitude and work/life aspirations are assessed by leading career experts who help find them surprising new jobs. When a good-fit role is identified, each participant is given a contract. However, only basic details such as salary and location are visible.
Over the following months, the candidates are visited to see how they are enjoying their new jobs – and their new lives – while VTs capture the thoughts of their family and friends. Then, after six months it’s decision time – the participants must decide whether to stay in their new roles or try to return to their old professions.
Tim Gerhartz, president & MD at Red Arrow Studios International, commented: “At Red Arrow we are well known for our thought-provoking, commercially successful social experiment formats and this is a show that captures the zeitgeist perfectly. We are looking forward to presenting it to our clients and partners around the world.”