Discovery Networks Finland has announced the commission of Ultimate Escape, a new original adventure reality series from Rabbit Films.
In Ultimate Escape, a fearless and strong host has 24 Hours, 24 Clues and 24 Calls to release a celebrity from a locked container at an unknown location. The celebrity has access to information, clues and tips that will help the host find them. The series will be hosted by Jukka Hildén from The Dudesons, who will have to face extreme conditions and dangerous challenges in order to successfully complete his mission. Each episode will feature a different celebrity locked in the container, including chef Jyrki Sukula, TV-host Veronica Verho and actress Minka Kuustonen.
The 8 x 60 mins series will have its premiere 6 October on the Discovery+ VOD service, and on Discovery Finland’s flagship linear channel TV5 on 27 October.
As a part of the deal, Discovery has also negotiated an option for the format for its channels in the Nordics as well as select European territories.
Ultimate Escape is distributed by Rabbit Films, and the format will be part of Rabbit’s lineup for the upcoming MIPCOM 2021 Festival in Cannes.
Jonathan Tuovinen, Head of International at Rabbit Films commented: “Here at Rabbit have been extremely happy working with Discovery on our previous adventure reality series Over the Atlantic, which they have commissioned in 5 territories so far. Ultimate Escape is an exciting and dangerous adventure reality format, with which we hope to continue that great relationship. And we can’t wait to present the format to the international market!”
Katja Santala, Content Director at Discovery Networks Finland continued: “We at Discovery Finland have great admiration for Rabbit Films’ creativity, ambition and professionalism. Over the Atlantic has proven to be such an amazing success story within the Discovery group on multiple territories. Now we are excited to give another outcome of Rabbit’s creativity a shot. We all know how in need we broadcasters are for fresh ideas and formats, so we are very happy to partner up with Rabbit on Ultimate Escape.”
Check out the brand new trailer for Ultimate Escape from here.