Discovery Networks Orders Danish Remake of Singletown


Discovery Networks has commissioned Nordisk Film TV Denmark to make a Danish version of the reality show Singletown.

Casting has already begun for the series, which starts shooting in Copenhagen in July. The Danish adaptation marks Keshet International’s first format sale for Singletown, which Keshet Productions originally made for ITV2. The relationship show sees five couples press pause on their partnerships and spend a summer living their best single lives. Each week, the couples meet to take part in a ceremony to decide whether to reunite and leave the show together or choose to stay single and remain in “Singletown.”

Rose Hughes, Keshet International’s VP of sales, said: “When we first started talking to clients about Singletown, we knew we had a fresh and exciting new relationship-based format that was proven to genuinely engage younger audiences. What we didn’t know then is that this is also the perfect format to help us bridge the gap between full lockdown and normality. Singletown is a relatable primetime entertainment format that doesn’t need a studio audience and can be shot locally without the need for international travel.”

Ulrik Joergensen, CEO of Nordisk Film TV Denmark, commented: “Singletown is a super fresh example of reality with a purpose. This format tells new sides of the love life that has never been seen on television before. It’s a groundbreaking format that of course is entertaining, but in the end, also will give a new perspective on relationships. In Denmark, we are proud to be the first country outside the U.K. to produce Singletown.”

Pil Gundelach Brandstrup, VP of content and programming for Discovery Networks Denmark, added: “In the past many years, we’ve seen lots of reality shows that basically focus on finding love. Here for the first time, we see a reality show that focuses on what comes after the falling in love; namely the struggles and pivotal questions that a relationship entails. Singletown is a love experiment that follows couples seeking clarification of their love—this process and the experiences gained along the way are the engines of the show.”