UK’s Channel 4 expands Voltage TV’s ‘Tempting Fortune’ as Roku drops out

Tempting Fortune

Channel 4 in UK has ordered an expanded eight-part second season of Voltage TV’s format Tempting Fortune, but US partner Roku has dropped out.

The commission follows the six-episode debut season that launched last year on cash-strapped C4, which said the show had become one of its most-watched for 16-34 audiences via streaming.

Tempting Fortune follows 12 strangers who spend 19 days in a tropical jungle, arriving only with basic survival gear and modest rations. However, their wilderness home will also be full of expensive enticements but each will eat into the final prize fund.

The first season had been available exclusively on The Roku Channel in the US, but it is not attached for the second installment. GroupM Motion Entertainment remains a partner on the new run, while Paddy McGuinness continues to host.

Steve Handley, C4’s head of reality & entertainment, said: “Tempting Fortune has all the hallmarks of a classic Channel 4 format, it’s the smart and mischievous love-child of an adventure series and a reality show, that tests free will and human nature, often with hilarious consequences.”

Tempting Fortune was commissioned by Handley, and commissioning editor Genna Gibson. Executive producers are Sanjay Singhal and Jon Crisp for Voltage TV with Melanie Darlaston for GroupM. Georgina Hinds is Showrunner. Cineflix Rights is the exclusive worldwide distribution partner for the format and series.

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