The Story Lab has reached a deal with China’s 3C Media for youngest Media and 3C to co-produce Game of Clones for the Chinese market.
The agreement will see the creation of 12 75-minute episodes for broadcast in 2018. The British dating reality show features a singleton looking for love and using the latest avatar technology to design their perfect partner. The singleton moves into a luxury house to live with their perfect ‘clones’ and has just one week to find out who their perfect match is.
Game of Clones was created and produced by youngest Media and originally commissioned in the U.K. by Channel 4-owned digital channel E4. The Story Lab has licensed the format in France (NRJ12) and Germany (RTL2).
Luci Sanan, format director at The Story Lab, commented: “We are thrilled to be continuing our journey around the world with Game of Clones. Sales are coming in not only from Europe but also the APAC region, proving that broadcasters believe that Game of Clones is going to be a hit with audiences around the world.”
Lucas Church, co-founder of youngest Media, said: “We’re very excited to be partnering with 3C Media and making this our first co-production in China. I hope we can prove that love is a universal language!”
Shirley Cheng, the senior VP of 3C Media, commented: “3C has well-established networks in China. We have sharp insight of this complex and fast-changing market in China. We are delighted to be partnering with youngest Media and The Story Lab to bring such a top-class reality concept to Chinese audiences.”