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Amazon Unveils First Unscripted Italian Original Series


Endemol Shine Italy has been commissioned to produce Celebrity Hunted (Caccia all’uomo), a local adaptation of Hunted and Amazon’s first unscripted Italian original series.

The series will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories in 2020. The show is the celebrity version of Hunted, a reality thriller from Shine TV, part of Endemol Shine UK, which has been adapted locally in eight markets, including Italy.

Celebrity Hunted will see the celebrities attempt to stay off the radar and remain at large for 14 days across Italy with limited financial resources. Hunting them down are some of the most renowned and feared Italian professional investigators, cyber analysts, online profilers and human trackers from law enforcement and military intelligence. The Hunters can use any legal means to trace the celebrities including call tracing, CCTV, number plate recognition and freedom of information requests.

The show brings together eight Italian celebrities, including football player Francesco Totti, artist Fedez, YouTuber Luis Sal, actor Claudio Santamaria alongside the journalist and writer Francesca Barra, popular anchorman Costantino della Gherardesca (Pechino Express), plus actors Diana Del Bufalo (Che Dio ci aiuti, C’era una volta Studio Uno) and Cristiano Caccamo (Matrimonio italiano, Questo è il mio paese).

“With Celebrity Hunted (Caccia all’uomo) we are bringing a truly innovative concept to viewers,” said Georgia Brown, director of European Original series at Amazon Studios. “Quality production and A-list talent make this show unique and we are excited to bring this never-seen-before manhunt adventure exclusively to Prime Video in Italy.”

“We are very proud to be producing Amazon Prime Video’s first unscripted show in Italy, once again playing a pioneering role in a continuously evolving market,” said Leonardo Pasquinelli, CEO of Endemol Shine Italy. “Celebrity Hunted (Caccia all’uomo) is a revolutionary format with innovative storytelling thanks to its suspenseful and thrilling elements. The show sets up a unique challenge that will never have been seen on TV before.”

About Alison Skilton

Alison Skilton is an associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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