Big Brother to Make a Comeback in Sweden


Endemol Shine Group has sealed a deal that will see Big Brother making a comeback in Sweden, marking the fourth European territory to bring the show back after a hiatus.

Endemol Shine Group’s Swedish production company Meter has been commissioned by TV4 to produce a brand-new run of the hit reality format, which is set to air in 2020 after a five-year break.

The agreement marks the fourth comeback for Big Brother to be confirmed in Europe this year. The format successfully returned to Poland and Finland, both of which were filmed in existing locations using new technology, as well as Germany, which is bringing the civilian version back in 2020 after numerous celebrity runs and a five-year break.

Karin Stjärne, CEO of Endemol Shine Nordics, said: “Reality television is one of the most popular genres in television and Big Brother has always been the original and best format out there. We are thrilled that Sweden is the fourth market to bring the show back after a break and without a doubt, Meter Television will create an exciting series to engage loyal fans and bring the next generation to the show.”

Lisa Perrin, CEO of creative networks at Endemol Shine Group, added: “Big Brother truly changed television forever when it launched two decades ago and shows no signs of slowing down in this landmark year. This format has everlasting appeal and continues to flourish by creatively renewing itself and returning to key markets like this latest deal in Sweden with new broadcaster TV4. We are overjoyed Big Brother is having such a stellar birthday.”