‘Million Dollar Island’: NBC Orders New Adventure Reality Show
The network has teamed with Studio Lambert to produce Talpa’s new adventure reality show, Million Dollar Island (working title). The ultimate prize is a share of $1 million.
The new series is described as a high-stakes social experiment that takes 100 contestants to a remote desert island for up to 50 days. The contestants must build friendships and alliances in hopes of making it to the end and winning their share of the prize money. When they arrive on the island, the contestants each receive a bracelet worth $10,000. They then will gain and lose bracelets through various challenges, and when a player leaves the island, they choose who receives their portion of the money. Like with most of these reality competitions, that means that the strength of your personal bonds are just as important as being the ultimate player.
“We’re excited to partner with a powerhouse team to bring this fresh and bold social experiment to NBC,” Jenny Groom, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming and Development, said in a statement. “This series is sure to entertain with ever-evolving alliances, trust, deceit and the ultimate will to survive.”
Stephen Lambert, CEO, Studio Lambert, and executive producer added, “We’re thrilled to be making this big new format for NBC. The storytelling and strategy, along with a breathtakingly beautiful and remote landscape, will combine to offer viewers a gripping competition.”
“I’ve enjoyed great success with NBC on The Voice, so I’m delighted that they’ll provide the perfect U.S home for this exciting new show,” said John de Mol, Founder and Chairman, Talpa, and executive producer.
Studio Lambert’s Tim Harcourt and Jack Burgess also serve as executive producers.
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