Seven in Oz lands on John De Mol’s ‘Million Dollar Island’

Million Dollar Island

Australia’s Seven Network has become the latest broadcaster to order a local version of Talpa format Million Dollar Island.

The reality survival show, which recently sold to NBC in the US and MENA-based MBC Group, will be produced by Eureka Productions and is set to air in 2023.

Seven’s chief content officer for entertainment, Angus Ross, said the format’s “game play, strategy, emotion and drama – set in a beautiful, remote location” would make the show a hit.

Eureka Productions co-CEO, Paul Franklin, added: “Million Dollar Island is event television at its best. Playing out in a stunningly exotic setting, this will be an unmissable series packed with intrigue, secret alliances, and incredibly high stakes.”

Million Dollar Island is a social experiment in which 100 contestants must forge friendships and build alliances as they plot to stay on a remote desert island for up to 50 days and compete to win their share of the ultimate $1m prize.

Upon arrival each contestant is given a bracelet worth $10,000. During their time on the island, contestants gain and lose bracelets through various challenges, but when a player leaves the island, they must choose who will receive their portion of the money.

Million Dollar Island was created by John de Mol’s Talpa Concepts and Monday Media. It is distributed by Talpa Distribution and first launched on SBS6 in the Netherlands. Amazon Prime has a day-and-date SVOD second window.

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