Banijay Productions France is set to produce an adaptation of Save the Date, known locally as Marié(e) à tout prix, for W9, part of M6 Group.
Originally created by Endemol Shine Israel and first produced by Endemol Shine Finland, the format sees singles set their wedding date before they’ve even found the one. With a limited amount of time, they do everything in their power to prepare for the ceremony and find their true love.
The Banijay format has been adapted in Finland and Portugal, where the first season was the number one program in its slot. The German version, produced by EndemolShine Germany, will launch on VOX.
Florence Fayard, CEO of Banijay Productions, said: “Brimming with sincerity, hope, magic and humor, Save the Date perfectly fits our storytelling DNA. We’ve seen our locally-created hits like Good Luck Guys or The Fifty travel the world, and it’s exciting to now bring a popular global format to French audiences. This show promises an extraordinary human, life-changing and emotionally-charged experience, as singles passionately pursue finding their dream partner to marry. We set dates for goals, so why not take charge of our love destiny the same way?”
Lucas Green, chief content officer of operations, added: “We’re witnessing the latest traveling success, with Save the Date embarking on its fourth international adventure, proving the appetite for love and dating formats continues. Weddings are high-stakes events and this part social experiment, part reality show invites viewers onto the singles’ journeys with all the suspense, romance and drama you’d expect. Not to mention, it has proven success with a couple from the Finnish season recently celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary.”