The South African version of Banijay format Temptation Island will premiere on August 26 on MultiChoice Group-owned SVoD service Showmax.
The format sees couples go through the ultimate relationship test as they find themselves at a crossroads where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives or go their separate ways.
The couples will live separately in a luxurious holiday destination alongsisde 20 single men and women who are looking for love.
The recently released teaser trailer from Showmax revealed four South African couples, namely Precious Khumalo and Grant Manuel, Justin Fritz and Estelle Langa, Musa Qubinkomo and Sifiso Ndlazi, and Nthabiseng Maphago and MJ Maponya.
Billed as the first international reality format that Showmax has licensed, the show is being hosted by South African TV and radio personality Phat Joe. Afrokaans Film & Television is producing.
Distributed by Banijay Rights, Temptation Island has been adapted in 25 countries so far. It originated on US network Fox back in 2001 and was later revived by USA Network in 2019.
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.