The Week the Women Went has been licensed by BBC Studios for a local adaptation in Spain to air on La1.
The Spanish version is called 7 Días Sin Ellas (7 Days Without Them), and it is a six-episode observational social experiment that follows a community as all the women leave, and the men are left to figure things out on their own. It is currently in pre-production with Big Bang Media and is due to broadcast later this year.
Spain is the 12th market into which the format has been sold, with previous deals being brokered in the U.S., Canada, France, India, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine and Morocco.
Sumi Connock, creative director of formats at BBC Studios, said, “This series aims to go beyond dated clichés to see what men do differently when left to their own devices. It will be a fascinating experiment which will discover if the community as a whole can learn something of value from the experience and look at their lives differently afterwards.”
Alberto Carullo, managing director of Big Bang Media, added, “We are really excited to get the Spanish adaptation of The Week the Women Went for TVE underway. It is timely to probe into gender relations in Spanish society and this unique experiment will provide a genuine and close look into the culture. For the participants, it is a personal challenge seen from both an individual and collective perspective. For the viewers, this is a surprising and emotional series where they will see themselves and their families reflected in a truly authentic way.”