Seven has secured a format it hopes will deliver big family audiences.
The broadcaster has acquired the rights to produce what it is calling the world’s hottest new game show, the original US format The Wall from LeBron James’ and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment and Andrew Glassman’s Glassman Media in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio with Endemol Shine Australia, for broadcast in 2018.
The Wall is a fast, family-friendly game show, that offers ordinary two-person teams the opportunity to win extraordinary money by conquering the towering wall. They will compete for life-changing amounts of cash that can be won or lost in an instant, depending upon whether a ball bounces your way, or a trivia question is answered correctly.
Brad Lyons, Seven’s director of production, said: “We are big fans of this show because it has all the hallmarks of a great game. It’s simple yet incredibly dramatic. It’s a show the whole family will watch and kids love it, so it’s a great fit for a broad audience. The Wall changes lives on the bounce of a ball. You can’t turn away.”
Mark Fennessy, Endemol Shine Australia CEO, said: “The Wall is a wildly unpredictable, fast and simple game show where fortunes are won and lost on the bounce of a ball. At four stories high, it’s big-time event television at its finest. We’re delighted to partner with Seven in bringing this huge international hit to life.”
Casting for the first season is open now.