ITV Studios’ smash hit actuality format “Love Island” is lastly getting a localized model in Canada.
Canada’s Quebecor Content has commissioned a French-language model of this system, which marks its nineteenth native adaptation. The franchise just lately introduced commissions in Spain, Nigeria and Italy.
In Canada, the show might be co-produced by Productions Déferlantes and Zone 3, in collaboration with Quebecor Content. The collection might be shot on the Grand Canary Island.
Love Island includes a group of single ‘Islanders’ who come collectively in a spectacular setting, able to embark on a summer season of affection, friendships and, in the end, relationships. Every few days, the Islanders should couple up, and those that fail to discover a associate are susceptible to being evicted from the island. Ultimately, one couple will get the chance to go away with a relationship and a money prize.
To date, the unique British model of “Love Island” and the latest U.S. adaptation on CBS have been aired in Canada on platforms like NBCUniversal-backed SVOD Hayu and broadcaster CTV. Considering the immense reputation of American programming in Canada, particularly, that is seemingly why there nonetheless hasn’t been a neighborhood English-language model of the show north of the border. A French-language collection, nevertheless, permits for a distinctly Quebecois spin on the format.
Maarten Meijs, president of Global Entertainment for ITV Studios, stated: “Despite the difficult occasions all of us are in at present, it has been an excellent few weeks for our world hit format ‘Love Island’ with 5 new gross sales globally in 2020 and extra to return. The show continues to be an enormous success; it just lately wrapped up a number of profitable collection in Europe and the U.S. Now reaching Canada is implausible information and we’re very excited to work with Quebecor Content to carry this actuality relationship sensation to their audiences.”
“Airing nearly in actual time, ‘Love Island’ stands out from different romantic actuality reveals that we have seen to this point, as a result of it lets viewers play a key function in figuring out every contestant’s destiny. No marvel this British format has shortly develop into a world phenomenon. And now, we’re delighted to carry it to Quebec audiences as we pursue our superb collaboration with ITV Studios — a really distinctive associate,” added Christine Maestracci, vp of acquisitions and worldwide distribution for Quebecor Content.
“Love Island” is owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group Ltd and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios. This deal was negotiated by Laura Rhodarmer, senior vp of licensing world leisure at ITV Studios.
Manori Ravindran contributed to this report.