DRG Nabs Global Format Rights for In the Dark Reboot


LONDON: DRG has acquired the international format rights for a rebooted version of the comedy game show In the Dark.

The deal was inked with U.S.-based format producer Pop Monkey Productions and U.K. indie FUNdamental Television. The original finished program aired in the U.K. on Channel 5 and has been distributed to over 20 countries worldwide, including Sweden, Germany, Italy and Norway. On the show, contestants must perform everyday challenges in complete darkness.

Jeremy Fox, the CEO of DRG, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing In the Dark back to audiences around the world. It is a fantastic format that transcends all age groups and nationalities, and we are confident that the renewed format will prove popular in a variety of territories. This latest acquisition is a strong addition to our growing slate of diverse formats.”

Mark Overett, the managing director of FUNdamental, said: In the Dark has proven to be a big hit in a range of territories in the hands of a comedic host. We’re excited to be working with DRG on a dynamic new version of the already successful format, which will contain lots of new and must-see surprises.”