Talpa announced a new deal for its reality format Hunting Season. The show has been picked up by Telia in Lithuania
which will launch the local version produced by ELITAZ Group in October. Earlier, the format was licensed to TV4 in Poland
Hunting Season is based on the most successful and most awarded YouTube series in the Netherlands. A second season is currently on air in the Netherlands on SBS6 and is turning out to be an even bigger success than the first season, with an average market share of over 30% in the key demo 20-49 which is three times the slot average.
In each episode of Hunting Season, a duo of celebrities must flee from a team of three prison guards. These guards have one goal: to catch the fugitives within four hours. The fugitives get a 20-minute head start and must wear a transmitter that sends a GPS coordinate to the hunters every 10 minutes. They have been given the opportunity to arrange an escape vehicle from prison and one means of transportation for the road. While the hunting team is provided with various tools to track the fugitives from their spy van, the fugitives have nothing: no phone and no cash. On top of that, blending in is not so easy when you’re wearing a bright-orange prisoner jumpsuit… The fugitives may not remain in the same vehicle for more than 20 minutes at a time and they can only enter public buildings, such as a train station or parking garage. They win the game if they stay out of the Hunters’ reach for exactly four hours. However, if the guards catch them before the time is up, it’s game over. The show is recorded in the real world, in real-time, with real bystanders – absolutely anything can happen. It’s an exciting cat-and-mouse game that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.