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Seven in Oz plots ‘Ultimate Escape’ with Finland’s Rabbit Films & Helium

Seven Network in Australia has ordered a local version of Finnish format Ultimate Escape from Mark Fennessy’s Helium Pictures. The Aussie show is based on the Rabbit Films format and sees teams of Australians race the clock and each other in a high stakes search and rescue operation in tough but beautiful terrain. The commission […]

Show of the Week: Summer Of Sorrow

Hailing from Finland, this 10-part drama was first written more than a decade ago and is set in the suburbs of Helsinki during the 1980s. It explores what happens after a child disappears from a close-knit community, as bereft local parents decide to take matters into their own hands. The story tracks how neighbourhood secrets, […]

Commissioning round-up: Netflix renews ‘The Sandman’; Discovery Finland plans another ‘Ultimate Escape’; ‘Couples Therapy’ lands in New Zealand

Netflix renews ‘The Sandman’ Netflix has renewed fantasy drama series The Sandman for a second season. The series, based on the 1989-1995 comics by Neil Gaiman, who exec produces, tells the story of Morpheus, who rules the world of dreams. The first season debuted on the streamer in August. “There are some astonishing stories waiting […]

Hungary’s TV2 snares local version of Rabbit’s ‘City vs Country’ format

Hungarian broadcaster TV2 has commissioned a local version of studio game show format City vs Country. The format, from Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films, is a primetime feel-good quiz show in which two hosts take the teams through three rounds of the game to see which side dominates: city or country? Per the […]

TVNZ & Canada’s BGM search for Rabbit Film’s ‘ Most Endangered Species’ format

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has ordered a local version of factual entertainment format The Most Endangered Species With WWF from Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films. The local version will be titled New Zealand’s Most Endangered Species, and the 6 x 60-minute series is being produced by Warner Bros. International TV Production New Zealand […]

Discovery orders Finnish adventure format from Rabbit & snags Euro format rights

Discovery in Finland has ordered an adventure reality series from Nordic producer Rabbit Films and snagged remake options for the format elsewhere in Europe. Ultimate Escape follows a host who has 24 hours, 24 clues and 24 calls to release a celebrity from a locked container at an unknown location. The 8 x 60-minute series will […]

Formats round-up: Rabbit’s Atlantic format sails into Poland; Russia enters ‘I’m A Celebrity’; TVNZ takes Beauty And The Geek Australia

Rabbit’s Atlantic format sails into Poland TVN in Poland has commissioned a local version of Over The Atlantic, the adventure reality format from Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films. The filming of the 8 x 60-minute series will begin in November and will be produced by Jake Vision. The show follows six celebrities as they […]

Finland’s Rabbit Films CEO & creative director lead management buy-out

The CEO and creative director of Finnish production company Rabbit Films have led a partial management buy-out (MBO) of the Mobile 1.0 producer from its founders. Olli Suominen, Rabbit’s CEO, and Tuomas Summanen, the producer’s creative director, have extended their stakes in the company after acquiring stakes from stunts and pranks crew The Dudesons. The group, made up […]

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