NBC & Studio Lambert Team for Million Dollar Island


NBC is working with Studio Lambert on a U.S. treatment of Talpa’s new adventure reality show Million Dollar Island (working title).

The social experiment sees 100 contestants attempt to forge friendships and build alliances as they plot to stay on a remote desert island for up to 50 days and compete to win their share of the $1 million prize.

Upon arrival, each contestant is given a bracelet worth $10,000. During their time on the island, contestants gain and lose bracelets through various challenges, but when a player leaves the island, they must choose who will receive their portion of the money.

“We’re excited to partner with a powerhouse team to bring this fresh and bold social experiment to NBC,” said Jenny Groom, executive VP of alternative programming and development at NBC. “This series is sure to entertain with ever-evolving alliances, trust, deceit and the ultimate will to survive.”

Stephen Lambert, CEO of Studio Lambert, said, “We’re thrilled to be making this big new format for NBC. The storytelling and strategy, along with a breathtakingly beautiful and remote landscape, will combine to offer viewers a gripping competition.”

“I’ve enjoyed great success with NBC on The Voice, so I’m delighted that they’ll provide the perfect U.S. home for this exciting new show,” added John de Mol, founder and chairman of Talpa.

Studio Lambert’s Lambert, Tim Harcourt and Jack Burgess and Talpa’s de Mol will serve as executive producers.