An interesting treatment for a new reality show was emailed into our office today. I urge you to read the treatment. Can it be real
“The most nail biting, adrenaline soaked game show on earth”
Ten kids aged between 11 and 14 are marooned on an exotic island thousands of miles from school, friends and parents. They compete to be the first to conquer the island and learn how to escape from it.
The island is a fantastic place to be stranded for the short term. It’s a paradise for kids. There are no silly rules, no fussy adults and a shipload of games, challenges and treats to indulge in.
But the Island is also a mischievous force and plays with the ten adventurers, pitting them against each other; twisting and turning; manipulating the relationships within the team and daring them to overcome the various exhilarating challenges and dare devil stunts it has created to test them.
The challenges and stunts the kids must tackle are like nothing the audience will have seen on children’s TV before. These are peak time adult games – they have not been simplified, softened or ‘kidified’. The games have been devised by experts from the world of ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ / ‘Mission Implausible’ / ‘Fear Factor’ / ‘Dog eat Dog’ and ‘Big Brother’.
This is not a reality show. It is not about deprivation or hardship. It’s a game show and it’s all about entertainment. This show is fun – to be on and to watch.
There will be 3 shows a day for 3 weeks in the 2007 autumn schedule on the following channels:
BBC1 – Every weekday 1700PM (tbc – the Blue Peter slot)
BBC2 – Every morning @ 0730AM (tbc)
CBBC – Every day 1730 + 2 shows on Saturday’s (tbc)
Escape from Adventure Island (working title) is being targeted at 7 – 14 years old and obviously loads of parents will watch, especially the pre school show on BBC2.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR…
We are currently looking for prizes to give away on the series. These can be anything from DVD’s, Games Consoles, Cameras, Skateboards, Extreme sports gear, Bikes, CD’s, Concert and Theatre tickets, Exclusive backstage pass tickets, money can’t buy prizes, Cinema passes, toys, MP3 players, speakers etc etc. Most of these would be needed in multiples of 10 so we can split them over a number of the shows. It is also our intention to display the donations either on camera by handing the prize to the winning
contestant(s) or have the prize dropped into the relevant show(s) using a pack shot.
For more information please email Jasen Grindrod on firstname.lastname@example.org
I thought it was a spoof until I realised that this is an attempt to make lord of The Flies come alive for the 21st century. I feel the lumbering outrage about to loom into view.