ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s SevenOne Entertainment has picked up remake rights to BBC Studios entertainment format, The 1% Club.
The show, originally created by Magnum Media for ITV in the UK, will be produced by BBCS Germany and becomes the fifth remake following deals with France Televisions, Kan in Israel, RTL in the Netherlands and most recently Atresmedia Television in Spain.
The format, which has already been commissioned for a second season in the UK, requires contestants to answer a series of questions that can only be answered using logic, reasoning skills and common sense.
The game begins with questions that 90% of the population would get right and continues until the final question that only 1% of the country can solve. If successful the contestant will earn a place in the 1% Club: an elite group of people who can honestly say they’re smarter than 99% of the population.
Hannes Hiller, SVP of content development for ProSieben, said: “This quiz is not about classical knowledge – it is about logical thinking. That’s why everyone has the same chance, regardless of age, in the TV studio as well as at home in front of the screen.”