Banijay Rights has licensed the Emmy Award-winning reality format Survivor for a local adaptation in Mexico.
Produced by Acun Medya for Azteca Uno, filming will take place in the Dominican Republic with the series due to launch later this summer. Arturo Islas is attached as the host for Survivor Mexico.
The show has had 40 seasons in the U.S., but this is the first time Survivor will be remade for a central American territory. Since its launch in 1997, the Survivor franchise has seen more than 305 series filmed in 57 locations.
Elliott Chalkley, VP of sales for Banijay Rights, commented, “Survivor is the original adventure-reality game show and continues to be a big hit for international broadcasters. Set in a beautiful and exotic location with an intriguing mix of contestants, the constantly changing, layered and complex challenges have strong appeal especially among the younger audience demographic.”
Acun Ilıcalı, Acun Medya Group’s founder and president, said, “We are very excited to introduce Survivor, one of our favorite shows, to the Azteca audience. A true reality experience that we have had the privilege to produce for many years together with Banijay/Castaway. We hope our viewers will love this amazing adventure and experience of Survivor which is filled with fun and excitement.”
Alberto Ciurana, chief content and distribution officer at Azteca Uno, added, “The Mexican audience, now more than ever, demands and deserves high-quality content that evokes powerful emotions and promotes family togetherness. At TV Azteca, we work with the best strategic partners to offer world-class programs, such as Survivor Mexico.”