Showmax, our very own streaming giant has let loose news around the licensing of its first international reality TV series format, Temptation Island. The exciting news was officially confirmed yesterday and continues the service’s drive towards producing more first hand content, something we have seen lately with another local original just around the corner.
When it comes to Temptation Island, for those not familiar with it, the reality show is the ultimate relationship test that follows four couples at a pivotal time in their relationship. They then must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives — or go their separate ways. It’s quite the concept that makes for addictive watching, we can proudly and unashamedly admit that because we’re fans of the US version.
Together, the couples experience the ultimate holiday in paradise, where they join single men and women, all looking for love. There, they live the “single life,” in a test that is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship.
Distributed by Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of Banijay, Temptation Island is a Teen Choice-nominated pop culture phenomenon, which has been adapted 25 times and counting.
Afrokaans Film & Television (Survivor SA) is producing the 12-episode Showmax Original, which is expected to premiere in the first half of 2021.
Entries are currently open for both couples and singles.
Another huge coup for the streaming service, it should be interesting to see it all come together and best believe (as usual) we’ll be here to keep you posted about it throughout. In the meantime, for a taste of what’s to come, binge Seasons 1 and 2 of Temptation Island USA on Showmax here.