CJ E&M & Endemol Shine Group Present The Society Game


AMSTERDAM/SINGAPORE/SEOUL: The Society Game marks the first original co-development format to come from the international partnership between Endemol Shine Group and CJ E&M.

The Society Game is a new reality format that explores different political systems, communities and their leadership. Two contrasting ‘societies,’ based on authoritarian rule and democracy models must win physical and mental challenges or risk destabilizing their community. Developed with Endemol Shine Asia, the first season will premiere in prime time in South Korea on TvN, CJ E&M’s flagship channel, next month.

Lisa Perrin, CEO of Creative Networks at Endemol Shine Group, said: “There is a tremendous level of creativity coming out of South Korea and our partnership with CJ E&M has allowed us to tap into this key market. This series brings the social experiment genre bang up to date and couldn’t be more timely, with audiences around the world questioning the political status quo.”

Fotini Paraskakis, the managing director of Asian operations at Endemol Shine Group, added: “The Society Game tests the boundaries of human nature and gives a fascinating insight into what happens when communities are split into contrasting societies. We are immensely proud of the show and have loved working with CJ E&M to create a truly innovative format.”

DJ Lee, the president of the media content business at CJ E&M, commented: “This partnership has enabled us to produce an exciting new show for Korean viewers and by leveraging Endemol Shine Group’s global scale we can bring the concept to audiences worldwide. We are thrilled the first format we have jointly created will be making its international debut this MIPCOM.”