Showmax visits Temptation Island
MultiChoice Group-owned South African SVoD service Showmax has commissioned a local version of Banijay dating format Temptation Island.
The 12-part first season will be Showmax’s first adaptation of an international format and is being produced by local outfit Afrokaans Film & Television.
Afrokaans also produces the South African version of Banijay’s adventure reality format Survivor, which is due to air its eighth season this summer.
Twenty-five local adaptations of Temptation Island have aired to date, in countries including Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the US, where the third season will premiere on USA Network this week.
The format sees four new couples heading to a luxury resort where they are joined by 24 single men and women looking to find everlasting love. The couples must decide whether to commit to each other or if they will ultimately give in to the temptation from the singles.
Banijay Rights handles international distribution for both the format and finished tape of the show.