Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films announces today that TVN in Poland has commissioned a local version of its original adventure reality format Over the Atlantic. The filming of the 8 x 60’ series will begin in November 2021 and will be produced by Jake Vision.
Over the Atlantic sees six celebrities given a once in a lifetime challenge to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Week after week they learn how to sail, work as a team, and fight the harsh ocean. In these incredibly difficult conditions, the celebrity contestants discover more about the people they are with and are reliant on, but most importantly go on their own journey of self-discovery.
In addition, the first season of the Norwegian version of the format will debut on TV Norge on 31 August, and the third season of the Swedish one will premiere on the same day on Kanal 5.
Jonathan Tuovinen, Head of International at Rabbit Films said: “Over the Atlantic has proven to be a hit territory after territory and season after season. These new deals demonstrate the staying power of Over the Atlantic as a brand. We are very excited to see the success build with the first commission in Central Europe.”
The original version of Over the Atlantic is produced by Rabbit Films Finland for TV5 (Discovery), with a 3rd season currently in production due in 2022. Other international adaptations of the format include Denmark, where the show’s 3rd season aired earlier this year on Kanal 5; Vier in Belgium and SBS6 in The Netherlands. The show has also been optioned in various territories including the UK, Germany, French-speaking Belgium and France.