London – Temptation Island, Banijay Group’s reality format, is beginning a new revival around the world as Italian free-to-air broadcaster Canale 5 signs a significant commission for a fresh new local version.

Banijay Group company Ambra Multimedia will produce a 4 x 120’ series in co-production with production house Fascino. Airing weekly on Mediaset network Canale 5, the series will launch in summer 2014.

Created by Chris Cowan and Jean-Michel Michenaud, Temptation Island was a smash hit for U.S. network Fox from 2001. Following that success, it enjoyed a number of high-rating international adaptations in the early 2000s, in over a dozen countries including the UK, Australia, France, Brazil and Russia.