Marrying Millions Set for U.K. Version


A+E Networks has optioned the relationship-documentary format Marrying Millions to Seven Studios UK.

The new deal marks A+E Networks’ first collaboration with the recently launched U.K. production arm of Australia’s Seven West Media. It follows versions of A+E’s formats Bride & Prejudice and Seven Year Switch on the Seven Network in Australia.

Marrying Millions follows couples whose incomes are drastically different, with one member of the pair making significantly more than the other. Before the couples can fully commit to each other, they must immerse themselves in each other’s worlds. Whether it’s shopping sprees on their partner’s card, fancy parties or trips to humble hometowns, the couples have to try and survive the pressure of their two worlds colliding. They must survive the onslaught of their lover’s friends and family who think they’re just in it for the money.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Damon and his team at Seven Studios UK to bring Marrying Millions to the U.K.,” said Robyn Hurd, VP of content sales for EMEA at A+E Networks. “We all want to believe improbable love stories are possible, but, if we’re honest, everyone can be slightly cynical about their chance of success. Who isn’t fascinated by a real-life Cinderella story?”

“We are delighted to team up with A&E on the U.K. version of Marrying Millions,” said Damon Pattison, creative director at Seven Studios UK. “The series offers a unique insight into the lives of the super-rich through the lens of love and questions whether money really does make you happier. You are compelled to watch to discover whether it is a rags-to-riches love story or gold digger’s dream.”