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    Shaolin Heroes

    The Hot Ones — Formats: Yacht Sellers, Mexican Loteria & Shaolin Masters Get Mipcom Berths
    By The Deadline Team

    October 12, 2023 1:56am
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    Welcome to Deadline’s The Hot Ones, our guide to some of the best television being sold at Mipcom next week. Our editorial team has done extensive research in the run-up to the 2023 market and handpicked what we think are sure to be the shows that will be big talking points at this year’s event in Cannes. In between meetings and cocktail parties, you’re sure to hear whispers about the next potential global hit and The Hot Ones is here to guide you. Here’s several big new formats for your perusal.

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    Shaolin Heroes



    Distributor: Banijay Rights
    Length: 8×60’
    Producer: Metronome

    Banijay is hitting the Croisette this year with Shaolin Heroes, an unscripted adventure series from Danish label Metronome.

    Set within a 1,000-year-old temple, where time seems to be standing still, the series features a celebrity cast who immerse themselves in an intense training program under the guidance of two Shaolin masters.

    “By surrendering to the ancient and respected traditions of the legendary Shaolin Warrior Monks, the celebrities will find unexplored facets of themselves they never knew existed,” James Townley, Chief Content Officer, Development at Banijay, says of the series.

    Townley hails Shaolin’s “unique concept with high-production values” that will “educate, inspire, and inform audiences” about the ancient practices of the masters, which could generate big audiences.

    “There are, of course, multiple layers to this format with great talent participating in the challenges, to test them both physically and intellectually,” Townley says. “The experience was life-changing for the celebrities, as they truly learned about the Shaolin culture and how these practices can influence life positively. It will be a journey for viewers as they learn more about the celebrities, and even reflect on their own life.” He adds Shaolin Heroes “perfectly captures our strategy to create innovative TV that is unique, bold, offers new perspectives, and entertains.”

    Henrik Rasmussen, Head of Programmes at Metronome, and Peter Hansen, Chief Creative Officer at Banijay Nordic, created the original format, which draws directly from the history of Shaolin monasteries and East Asian culture.

    Authenticity was therefore key, Townley says “With a show of this nature, it is extremely important it is respectfully created and produced, and great care has been taken to ensure the Shaolin culture is authentically represented.”

    Of the show’s sellability, Townley says the format has “all the makings of a traveling success” due to “responsible story making at its heart, relatable celebrities, and authentic representation of the Shaolin community, paired with stunning visual effects and the production know-how of our teams.”

    Banijay partnered with Denmark’s TV2 on the project. Metronome is behind Banijay’s dating format, Alone Together, as well as relationship series, Fabulous Dads. The Danish outfit also produces a range of long-running non-scripted series including The Island, MasterChef, Taskmaster, The Block and Ex on the Beach. —Zac Ntim
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    Banijay Unveils One of the Biggest – and Broadest – Lineups at the 2024 London TV Screenings (EXCLUSIVE)
    John Hopewell and Marta Balaga
    Thu, February 22, 2024 at 1:06 AM PST·8 min read


    “Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light,” formats “Upside Down” and “Shaolin Heroes” and premium doc feature “Front Row,” offering a novel take on the Ukraine War, are potential highlights on Banijay’s powerhouse lineup at what promises to be one of the biggest presentations at next week’s London TV Screenings.

    Mixing third-party pick-ups and Banijay productions, further scripted titles take in second seasons of two Banijay hits, the sumptuous and revisionist “Marie Antoinette,” and “Rogue Heroes,” a big WWII special ops adventure story which hit high ratings on BBC.

    Unspooling over Wednesday Feb. 28 at BAFTA in three sessions, dedicated to factual, scripted and then formats, the Banijay@BAFTA lineup, as last year, the spread will give audiences a chance to catch up with high-concept adventure reality “The Summit” and “Deal or No Deal Island,” described as an “epic” recast of the format.

    Banijay’s lineup features some big names on the current U.K. production scene, led by “Wolf Hall” writer Peter Straughan and director Peter Kosminsky, and “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight, behind “Rogue Heroes” and “This Town” in partnership with Banijay’s Kudos. They are a reminder of the continuing power of U.K. production.

    Banijay also promises to shine a light on what it calls its global superbrands and returning formats such as “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” “Star Academy,” and reality formats “Love Triangle” and “The Fifty.”

    “This year’s line-up for Banijay @ BAFTA truly illuminates the breadth of our catalogue and ability to showcase outstanding content across multiple genres,” said Cathy Payne, Banijay Rights CEO.

    She added: “From high-end dramas to acclaimed factual series, we look forward to coming together later this month to celebrate great talent, captivating storytelling and stand-out IP. We really do have something for everyone.”

    “The London TV Screenings provides an incredible opportunity for Banijay to demonstrate its commitment to delivering exciting emerging IP as well as tried and tested formats and reboots, which continue to compel audiences globally,” commented James Townley and Lucas Green, respectively Banijay chief content officers for development and operations.

    From “Shaolin Heroes” to “The Summit,” and iconic format “Deal or No Deal,” we are sure to enthral buyers seeking fresh, innovative, and proven formats,” they added.

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    “Shaolin Heroes”

    New premium adventure series – from Denmark’s Metronome – puts celebrities to the ultimate test. They have to embark on a transformational journey under the guidance of two Shaolin Masters. If they complete the course, they might be able to lead a happier and more harmonious existence. But it won’t be easy, because they have to “find the mind and body of a warrior within themselves.”
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    Gene Ching
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    Author of Shaolin Trips
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