marblemedia Preps Best in Miniature for CBC, discovery+


marblemedia has started production on the competition series Best in Miniature, an original series for CBC in Canada and discovery+ in the U.K. and Ireland.

Hosted by writer and stand-up comedian Aba Amuquandoh (CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes), the series will welcome 11 highly skilled artists from across the world to compete in the ultimate challenge: building their dream home in miniature form. The competitors will create their houses, in painstaking detail, room by room by shrinking life-size objects to 1:12 scale.

The judging panel features U.K. miniature expert Emma Waddell and esteemed designer Micheal Lambie.

Distribution360 (D360) holds worldwide rights to the format and finished program.

The 10×60-minute series will premiere on CBC later this year and on discovery+ in the U.K. and Ireland in 2022.

Best in Miniature is everything audiences want in a reality-competition show; unique intricate skill, passionate characters, and exciting challenges driven by creativity,” said Hornburg, executive producer and co-CEO of marblemedia. “Our company has had great success finding broad appeal in specific worlds and our authenticity in celebrating this massive viral trend is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.”

Jennifer Dettman, executive director of unscripted content at CBC, said: “We’re excited to bring viewers into the delightful world of miniature building and the eye-popping artistry they’ll find there. At a time when so many of us have discovered new forms of creative expression, this show celebrates how our unique passions and pursuits can bring joy and inspiration to our daily lives.”

Clare Laycock, senior VP of planning and insights, head of entertainment at Discovery, said: “I am thrilled to work with marblemedia on this fascinating competition series. Best in Miniature will greatly complement Discovery’s reality portfolio, well-loved by our passionate audiences. I look forward to seeing these amazing artists creating miniature homes on discovery+!”