Showmax has acquired the social-experiment relationship format Temptation Island from Banijay Rights for adaptation in South Africa.
Temptation Island South Africa will be produced by Afrokaans Film & Television, with the 12-episode first season to launch later this year. This marks the first international reality TV series format to be licensed by the SVOD service, owned by the MultiChoice Group.
Afrokaans also produces the South African version of Banijay’s adventure reality format Survivor, which is due to air its eighth season this summer.
Robin Pollok, VP of sales at Banijay Rights, commented: “We are excited to collaborate with Showmax and Afrokaans to develop a local adaptation of Temptation Island for South African viewers. The format has already captivated international audiences, as it centers on the universal theme of being at a crossroads in profound relationships, bringing them on an emotional journey with the ups and downs of any love relationship.”
“Temptation Island South Africa is going to be must-watch and must-tweet TV,” added Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s head of content. “South Africans love reality TV; our audience has already devoured the first two seasons of Temptation Island USA so we’re confident there’s an appetite for more, especially when we add some uniquely South African spice.”