Italy’s Boing Orders Wild Things Kids’ Edition


Banijay Italia has been commissioned to produce a kids’ edition of Wild Things exclusively for Boing, a joint venture between RTI Mediaset and Warner Bros. Discovery.

The adaptation will see children aged 8 to 12 take the lead in the family entertainment game show. They will be paired with an adult family member and head into the forest to complete obstacle courses and imaginative challenges.

The series will be hosted by Italian comedians Andrea Pisani and Luca Peracino, known as The PanPers.

Further access and extra content will also be available on the Boing App this fall.

This format—created by IWC Media (part of Banijay UK), Mad Monk and GroupM Entertainment— has been adapted in eight territories, including Sweden, Argentina, and China.

Fabrizio Ievolella, CEO of Banijay Italia, says: “Wild Thing–kids edition is a funny physical game show with exciting competitive tasks and hilarious interactions between the pairs. Our adaptation will see, for the first time, children taking the lead and guiding their adult family member. These variations make the format perfect for a children’s channel, Boing.”

Lucas Green, global head of content operations at Banijay, added: “Wild Things showcases light-hearted competition with great costumes, and it’s fantastic to see its natural evolution for the younger audience. With Banijay Italia’s track record of producing great content, I know this new adaptation will be something the whole family will love.”

Ana González, VP of kids’ channels for Southern Europe at Warner Bros. Discovery, said: “We are thrilled to launch this funny and wacky original production on Boing featuring the much-loved and popular duo The PanPers. Wild Things—kids edition reaffirms our commitment to European production and best-in-class kids and family content. It’s a perfect fit for Boing, and we expect our fans to follow with passion and enthusiasm.”