Love Island is set to be adapted for local audiences in France as an Amazon Original.
Produced by ITV Studios France for Amazon Studios, the adaptation of the interactive dating series is coming exclusively to Prime Video in France in 2020. The French Love Island will have episodes released to stream daily, available at no additional cost to a Prime membership.
This year, ITV2 aired its fifth season of Love Island and announced that it will show two seasons in 2020. The format, which is returning to the U.S. this year, has also launched in Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Hungary. It has run for three seasons in Germany, two in Australia and Finland and has also been commissioned in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and New Zealand. Love Island is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Georgia Brown, director of European Amazon Original Series for Amazon Studios, said: “Love Island has been an incredible success around the world and since 2015 in the U.K., so we’re incredibly excited to be able to bring the show exclusively to Prime members in France on Prime Video next year. The show is incredibly ambitious with episodes filmed, edited and delivered to customers on a daily basis so that they can be part of influencing the drama in real-time, by voting on who should stay and who should leave the villa through the Love Island app. Around the world this is the most talked-about show on TV right now, so we’re thrilled to be working with ITV Studios France to bring the highest quality version of this hit show to Prime members in France very soon.”
Franck Firmin-Guion, president of ITV Studios France, said: “Love Island is finally coming to France and it is great news! This hit format from the ITV Studios and Motion Content Group is a real social phenomenon in the U.K., where it unleashes passions and sees its ratings beat record after record each season. From Australia to the United States and Germany, Love Island successfully travels the world and we are proud to produce the French version for Amazon Prime Video. This is our first collaboration with Amazon Prime Video, this very innovative partner, who has great ambitions, particularly in France. We are delighted to support them in their development by launching Love Island on their innovative and ambitious platform, making this the first interactive dating show aired in real-time.”