French network RMC Découverte has commissioned Shine TV’s hit factual thriller series Hunted, continuing the show’s travelling success. Produced by Endemol Shine France, the primetime entertainment format will be known locally as Escape: 21 Jours pour Disparaitre.
Hunted is a real-life thriller that sees groups of ordinary people go on the run. With little cash and limited ability to contact their network of friends and family, the contestants are pursued by a team of highly skilled, professional investigators, including detectives, psychologists, and surveillance experts.
The show was created by Shine TV, part of global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group. First launched in the UK on Channel 4 in 2015, it became the number one show of the day and has since been sold to eight markets including the U.S, China, Russia, Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands.
An international success across each territory, Hunted more than doubled the broadcasters slot average for 20-34’s while being 51% up on the primetime slot average in the Netherlands, where a third series is about to go into production.
Endemol Shine Group has a great portfolio to its name, having created other global hits like Black Mirror, Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Humans, MasterChef, Peaky Blinders, The Island, The Brain, Tin Star and Your Face Sounds Familiar. In 2017, the company produced more than 800 productions, in 78 territories airing on over 275 channels around the world.