The new season will feature locations in Norway, Latvia, Estonia and Finland

Discovery Networks Finland has announced the commission of the second season of Ultimate Escape, the award-winning 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 series will be hosted once again by Jukka Hildén from The Dudesons, who will have to face extreme conditions and dangerous challenges in order to successfully complete his mission.

The second season will feature 8 brave new celebrities,  and will be filmed in diverse locations across the Nato frontier in Norway, Latvia, Estonia and Finland. The 9 x 60 mins series will be broadcast in 2023 on the Discovery+ VOD service and on Discovery Finland’s flagship linear channel TV5.

The first season of the series was a both critical and ratings success for Discovery. Back in October 2021, the first episode premiered to an impressive 9.9 Share in the Adults 10-54 demo, which is over 200% above channel’s the slot average. The season kept up the great ratings and averaged a 9.3 Share in the key commercial demo (191% above average) and a 4.79 share in Adults 4+ for the season, making it one of the most successful shows of the autumn for the channel.

The series also won the Best Reality Format prize at the International Format Awards held at MIPTV in Cannes in April, was nominated for Best Competition Series at the 43rd Rockie Awards at the Banff World Media Festival, as well as Best Reality TV Series at the 2022 Venice TV Awards.

Ultimate Escape is distributed internationally by Rabbit Films, and was launched as a part of Rabbit’s lineup for the MIPCOM 2021 Festival in Cannes. The format has been optioned in 16 different territories, including the USA, France, Germany, Italy and the Nordics.

Jonathan Tuovinen, Head of International at Rabbit Films commented: “Ultimate Escape received a fantastic reception from the international market, when we launched it at MIPCOM. We are proud to continue working with Discovery Finland to bring a new even more exciting season to the Finnish audience! And are excited to continue working with our various international partners on bringing the series to audiences around the world.”.

Katja Santala, Content Director at Discovery Networks Finland continued: “We at Discovery Finland are proud to bring the 2nd season of Ultimate Escape to our audience. Season one was a great ratings success, and now with all the new amazing locations, challenges and A-Class stars, there is a good reason to believe that the 2nd season will be even bigger.”

Check out the trailer and full subtitled episodes of Ultimate Escape here.