Local Adaptations for Wild Things in Europe & Latin America


LONDON: The family-entertainment game-show format Wild Things from Zodiak Rights, the international distribution arm of Banijay Group, is getting additional local treatments in Europe and Latin America.

Following successful adaptations in Russia and Belgium, and a local version currently underway in China, Telefe in Argentina has ordered a 13×60-minute adaptation to be produced by Peppermind and Telefe. In addition, TV3 in Denmark has commissioned an 8×60-minute season, produced by Mastiff Denmark. A 13×60-minute local version of Wild Things is on air in China for Shenzhen TV, as part of a deal with GroupM Entertainment. Wild Things was originally produced for Sky 1 in the U.K.

Wild Things, co-owned by IWC Media, Mad Monk and GroupM Entertainment, challenges partners to work together for a chance to walk away with a cash prize that lies deep within the Wild Wood.

Tim Mutimer, the CEO at Zodiak Rights, commented, “Wild Things really has hit the ground running on the international stage, with strong initial global interest translating into a range of adaptations for key territories. Wild Things guarantees to deliver fast-paced entertainment and relatable comedy as we watch contestants strive to perfect the art of communication in their battle to win the top prize. Our state-of-the-art production hub in Argentina offers broadcasters the opportunity to quickly and easily produce a fantastic format for prime-time schedules and we’re looking forward to signing more new commissions soon.”