Sony Sells Horror Game Show Format 'Release the Hounds' to German TV

1:09 PM PST 01/28/2014 by Scott Roxborough

ProSieben will produce a local version of the show originally developed by Gogglebox Entertainment in the U.K.

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has closed its first international format deal for the horror game show Release the Hounds, selling the program to German broadcaster ProSieben. The German commercial network will adapt the British series, created by Gogglebox Entertainment, as a two-hour special for the German market set to air in March under the title: Scream! If You Can.

The original Release The Hounds aired as a Halloween special on ITV2 last October. It was a ratings and social-media hit, leading ITV2 to order a full season of the format for this year. The concept of the show has unsuspecting contestants entering a forest at dusk where they then face terrifying challenges, including out-running a pack of hounds, to get a chance to unlock a chest full of money.

SPT Productions Germany will produce the German version of the format in partnership with Gogglebox.

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