- Press release
909 Productions announced today it has acquired the license to adapt Discovery Channel’s successful format NAKED AND AFRAID in France for a series of 12 episodes which will air on a soon to be announced FTA channel, as well as on Discovery Channel France in second run. NAKED AND AFRAIDFRANCE will be the very first adaptation of the US format worldwide.
NAKED AND AFRAID takes the survival of the fittest to the next level where a pair of complete strangers, one man and one woman, will find themselves stranded in and quite literally exposed to one of the world's most extreme weather environments. The duo will be left high and dry with no food, no water and no clothes. They must survive on their own for a full 21 days, with nothing but one personal item each and the knowledge that the only prize is their pride and sense of accomplishment. The plucky couples will get acquainted with each other and their new surroundings very quickly, forcing them to question and test everything they may think they know about their acquired survival skills and instincts. But what happens when you put a man and a woman without clothes in one of the most remote areas of the world?
Frédéric JOLY, 909 Productions’ CEO: “I am very excited about this collaboration with Discovery. NAKED AND AFRAID is an amazing and strong format and I have no doubt about the success of the French adaptation in France”.
NAKED AND AFRAID, is originally produced by Renegade 83 for Discovery Channel and distributed by Discovery Networks International. The deal was brokered by Discovery Global Enterprises.
“The partnership with Lagardere Studios and 909 Productions on the first international adaptation of the Discovery Channel hit program Naked and Afraid is a great opportunity to bring this successful franchise to France. It’s also a new demonstration of our commitment to further enhance the growth of the Discovery portfolio in France, including the launch of two new channels this year, Discovery Investigation and Discovery Family” said Julien BERGEAUD, Senior Vice President, Country Manager France, Discovery Communications.
“We look forward to taking the success of this launch and rolling it out around the world” adds Elliot WAGNER, Vice President, Program Sales, Discovery Communications.