Banijay Rights’ drama slate features The Gulf, about the moral disintegration of Detective Jess Savage, who is investigating crimes on her home turf of Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
“The way the drama explores the idea that even good people, given the wrong circumstances, are capable of committing a terrible crime is universal in its appeal,” says Caroline Torrance, head of scripted.
The award-winning series The Restaurant, which follows a family-run eatery in Stockholm, is back with a third season, this one kicking off in 1968. There’s also a third season of the political thriller Occupied. The new season “promises continued international appeal in the way it depicts a near global future through an intense political thriller, which deals with themes of conflict and trust,” says Torrance. “The third season of Occupied is concentrated on the post-war era.”
Banijay Rights’ physical game show Don’t gives families the chance to win money by following one simple rule: don’t. (Don’t blink. Don’t play with matches. Don’t get tired. Don’t play ball in the house.) “It’s a truly original, comedic and physical game show that will have global appeal for a wide range of broadcasters,” says Andrew Sime, VP of formats.
In Lodgers, potential roommates, young and old, meet for the first time at a speed-dating event exclusively designed to match up wealthier old-age pensioners and hard-up millennials. The physical-entertainment show It’s a Knockout is back with a modern touch. “A part of TV history for more than half a century, this iconic format has been making viewers laugh, cheer and proudly root for their countrymen in some of the biggest TV markets in the world,” says Sime.
He adds, “Banijay Rights is one of the leading format creators and producers in the world.”