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Reality shows certainly seem to be making their way on digital platforms, where the number of such shows is a lot more than it has ever been till now. On that note, Amazon Prime Video is now all set to get its own local version of ITV's Love Island. Apart from this, the streamer has ordered unscripted French show, The Missing One and two other drama series, Operations Totems and Voltaire, Mixte.
This quartet of French originals was recently revealed at an event in Paris today. According to Variety, ITV Studios-distributed Love Island has been a breakout hit in the U.K. and remake rights have subsequently sold into the U.S. and other international markets. The other new French reality show, The Missing One, will see four teams, led by as-yet-unnamed French celebrities, race across Australia to find a missing team member. Paris-based WeMake is producing the show that it co-created with Borderline Media.
Operations Totems is set in 1964 during the Cold War and tells a story of forbidden love between two people torn between their mission and their emotions. Olivier Dujols will be the showrunner. Voltaire, Mixte will be an ensemble period drama set in the 1960s, set in an all-male high school that opens its doors to female students. Marie Roussin is the showrunner of the eight-episode series. It is produced by En Voiture Simone and Autopilot Entertainment.
“We know that viewers in France want to see unique, authentic and entertaining stories that they truly connect with, and we’re committed to producing the widest variety of quality French programming exclusively for Prime members that delivers against that,” said Georgia Brown, director of European Amazon Original series for Prime Video.
She added: “We’re incredibly focused on investing a resource of time, passion and budget to achieve the highest-quality shows for our audiences in France, because we believe that putting the spotlight on the very best local stories will not only delight our French viewers but our Prime members around the world.”