After a 12-year break, Survivor is making a comeback in Brazil, with a local treatment co-produced by Globo and Endemol Shine Brasil.
Known locally as No Limite, the series will be hosted by André Marques. In a unique twist, it will feature a cast of previous Big Brother Brasil contestants.
In addition to the 11-episode run, Globo has commissioned a spin-off for its entertainment channel, Multishow, which will also host reruns. Globo’s entertainment portal, Gshow, and its VOD service, Globoplay, will host exclusive content and highlights.
The format, from the Banijay Rights catalog, has been produced in more than 40 territories since its launch in 2000.
Laurens Drillich, president of Endemol Shine Latino, said: “This is such great news. Currently, we have Big Brother Brasil on Globo and the fact that Survivor—another all-time classic reality series—will debut soon on the channel, is the biggest compliment we as a company could get. With Boninho and his team at Globo, and our colleagues at Endemol Shine Brasil working together on this show, I am sure this will be another huge success and serve a new generation of fans for Survivor in Brazil.”
Lucas Green, global head of content operations at Banijay, added: “Survivor is one of the most iconic formats in the Banijay portfolio and bringing the show back to a major market such as Brazil is an important moment in the next phase of its growth. We’re seeing great momentum with beach reality formats, filming safely in different locations around the globe, and this deal is set to build the genre even further.”