Entertainment Format The Bridge Heads to France


Endemol Shine France has been commissioned to produce a local version of the adventure reality show The Bridge for M6.

The entertainment format was originally created by Zeppelin, an Endemol Shine Iberia company, for Movistar+’s #0, where it is known locally as El Puente. The first season aired in 2017 and has been commissioned for a second run, which recently filmed in Vietnam and is set to air in September.

In the format, a group of strangers set out to win life-changing treasure, which lies on an island 300 meters away. To get it, they must build a bridge across the water in just 30 days.

Lisa Perrin, Endemol Shine Group’s CEO of creative networks, said: “We’re really proud of the team in Spain for creating such a high-end and ambitious format that is now beginning its international journey, with a first series commission in France. The show proved to be a total game changer when it launched on Movistar+’s #0 last year and M6 is the ideal home to introduce French viewers to the genre-defining show.”

Álvaro Díaz, Zeppelin’s managing director, added: “Our intention with The Bridge was to create a completely new approach to the adventure reality genre, combining the best ingredients of factual but with a scripted look and approach to storytelling. The second season stays faithful to the first, while introducing new twists that will surprise the viewers and make the show bigger, better and a lot tougher.”