TV2 in Denmark has partnered with Banijay-owned Danish label Metronome on a new adventure series that will focus on the Shaolin Warrior Monk community in China.
Shaolin Heroes will test celebrities as they embark on a life-changing journey to master the ancient martial art of the Shaolin Warrior Monks.
Each contestant will receive training to improve their physical attributes, as well as learning the Shaolin philosophy to confront their deepest fears and develop as a person. The format will be sold via Banijay Rights.
Peter Hansen, chief creative officer at Banijay Nordic, said: “I have always loved karate, and together with Henrik Rasmussen, the head of programmes at Metronome, we developed the idea of celebrities being trained by real-life Grandmasters into an ambitious new adventure reality format, and this show is set to be a high-end offering for Danish audiences.”
Tina Chistensen, MD at Metronome, added that the format would offer “epic cinematic production values” and the potential for international remakes.
Dorthe Thirstrup, channel controller at TV 2, said: “In addition to offering tremendous production values, we also believe that the programme can inspire us all to cut off unnecessary noise, find peace and our inner strength.”
Metronome is behind dating format Alone Together, as well as relationship show Fabulous Dads. It also produces long-running unscripted series including The Island, MasterChef, Taskmaster, The Block and Ex On The Beach.