Zeppelin, part of Banijay Iberia, is set to produce the competition show Time Zone for HBO Max in Spain to air this summer.
The extreme competition show, created by Zeppelin and EndemolShine Nederland, employs video game aesthetics and follows as ten players take on challenges and complete the levels to defeat the Master of Time. esports presenter and streamer Cristinini takes on this role and will monitor the players’ progress as they race against the clock.
Miguel Martín, managing director of Zeppelin, said: “Time Zone is a strategic game we have been fortunate to create together with EndemolShine Nederland and HBO Max—both who have trusted in this pioneering format. There is nothing like it… ten brave participants completely immersed in a unique show totally inspired by video games, in terms of look and language.”
Miguel Salvat, VP of original programming and commissioning editor for HBO Max Iberia, added: “Time Zone immerses you in the universe, aesthetics and technology of a video game, but with real people, carefully selected for their strategic skill and competitiveness. This happens all under the orders of Cristinini, an expert in the field who acts as Master of Time, both in person and in ‘cyborg’ version. The series stands as a spectacular production, with frenetic rhythm, music and tension, and a unique location. Through new recording elements, the production is a clear commitment to innovation.”
James Townley, chief content officer for development at Banijay, commented: “At Banijay, we strive to develop IP which is innovative, visually powerful and ultimately with concepts people will engage in but are yet to see. Zeppelin and EndemolShine Nederland’s new creation is a perfect example of these elements coming together. It is a clever combination of the two hugely popular worlds of gaming and competition reality, with a healthy dose of strategy added to the mix.”