France’s RMC Découverte Adapting Hunted Format


Endemol Shine Group has licensed the factual thriller format Hunted for a local version in France that will air on RMC Découverte.

Endemol Shine France is producing the local prime-time entertainment series, which will be known in France as Escape: 21 Jours pour Disparaitre. The show is set for a fall premiere.

Hunted is a real-life thriller that sees groups of ordinary people go on the run. With little cash and limited ability to contact their network of friends and family, the contestants are pursued by a team of highly skilled, professional investigators, including detectives, psychologists and surveillance experts.

Lisa Perrin, Endemol Shine Group’s CEO of creative networks, said: “Since its U.K. launch in 2015 Hunted has become one of our most widely travelled and creatively fresh formats with a concept that has remained at the heart of the global zeitgeist, we can’t wait to see what France does with the series and if a brand-new group of fugitives will manage to evade the hunters.”