The Endemol Shine Group format Stripped has been licensed into Portugal for a local version of eight episodes to air in prime time.
TVI has commissioned the local production of Stripped from Shine Iberia, part of Endemol Shine Iberia. Known locally in Portugal as Começar do Zero, the series is a social experiment that goes back to basics: everyday people are challenged to strip themselves of everything they own and find out what they really need to make them happy.
Created by Metronome, part of Endemol Shine Nordics, the format has sold to seven markets, including Finland, Germany, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S.
Lisa Perrin, CEO of creative networks at Endemol Shine Group, said, “Great factual entertainment puts real people in extraordinary circumstances with captivating results. This show is a fascinating insight into how people respond when stripped of all their belongings and I‘m intrigued how the Portuguese participants withstand this very modern challenge.”
Rui Ávila, executive producer for Shine Iberia, added: “It is the ideal moment for a format like Stripped in Portugal as we are joining the global movement of sustainability and exploring how to be happy by using less resources and a temporary disconnection from the technological world. With the stories of our participants in this social experiment, it is our goal to reconnect the audience with their real values so they can find out for themselves what really matters.”