Million Dollar Island heads to NBC. The Peacock Network has ordered an American version of the adventure reality show based on a Dutch format. Viewers will see 100 competitors compete on a remote island for 50 days in the hope of winning a million dollar prize. A premiere date will be announced later.
NBC revealed more about the upcoming series in a press release.
“NBC has teamed up with Studio Lambert to produce Talpa’s new adventure reality show Million Dollar Island (wt).
Million Dollar Island is a high-stakes social experience where 100 participants must forge friendships and build alliances as they plot to stay on a remote desert island for up to 50 days and compete to win their share of the ultimate prize of a million bucks. Upon arrival, each competitor receives a bracelet worth $10,000. While on the island, contestants earn and lose bracelets through various challenges, but when a player leaves the island, they must choose who will receive their share of the money. In this intense competition, the strength of your personal bonds is just as important as being the ultimate player.
“We are thrilled to partner with a powerful team to bring this bold new social experience to NBC,” said Jenny Groom, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming and Development. “This series is sure to entertain with ever-changing alliances, trust, deception and the ultimate will to survive.”
Stephen Lambert, CEO of Studio Lambert, said, “We are thrilled to create this important new format for NBC. Storytelling and strategy, along with a breathtakingly beautiful and remote landscape, will combine to provide viewers with an engrossing competition.
“I had great success with NBC on The voiceso I’m thrilled that they’re providing the perfect venue in the United States for this exciting new show,” added John de Mol, Founder and President of Talpa.
What do you think? Are you planning to check Million Dollar Island on NBC?