Couples Therapy Format Being Localized in New Zealand


Paramount Global Content Distribution has secured a deal that sees the Showtime documentary series Couples Therapy being adapted in New Zealand.

Couples Therapy New Zealand will be produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production NZ for Warner Bros. Discovery’s BVOD platform ThreeNow and linear channel Three. The ten-part series is currently in casting and slated to launch early next year.

The New Zealand adaptation becomes the third international production of the format, following the Israeli series on KAN, now in its second season, and the Australian series that launched on Paramount+ in July 2022.

Paramount Global Content Distribution has also optioned the format in various territories, including the U.K., Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, France and Italy.

“The Couples Therapy format has resonated with international audiences beyond all of our expectations,” said Laura Burrell, VP of international formats at Paramount Global Content Distribution. “We’re thrilled to see the universal themes of compassion and commitment so brilliantly displayed in the U.S. docuseries being applied to local productions with their own couples and dedicated therapists.”