Endemol Shine Israel is to produce an 8×45-minute local version of the hit format Stripped for the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC).
Created by Metronome, part of Endemol Shine Nordics, Stripped is a social experiment that challenges everyday people to strip themselves of everything they own in order to find out what they really need to make them happy. The series has sold to seven markets so far, including Finland, Germany, Sweden, the U.K., the U.S. and, most recently, Portugal. Pre-production is now beginning in Israel, marking the eighth territory to adapt the show.
Lisa Perrin, Endemol Shine Group’s CEO of creative networks, said, “Stripped is a fascinating and hugely relevant series that has proven to engage people the world over, with viewers loving the fact that it really challenges them to look at their own lives and what’s important to us as a society as a whole. The concept absolutely lends itself to public service broadcasting, and we can’t wait to work with IPBC on the Israeli iteration.”
Amir Ganor, CEO of Endemol Shine Israel, added: “We couldn’t think of a better Israeli home for Stripped than IPBC; it’s a rare format that both captivates, educates and entertains audiences, which is something they do so well as a broadcaster. We’re currently in the midst of casting eight fascinating participants across four households who are all keen to begin the experiment, and we’re equally excited to follow them along the way.”