British TV show Hunted — adapted in the U.S., China and other countries — will get a Russian remake.
The real-life factual thriller will be produced in Russia by WeiT Media under the title Okhota.
The show is scheduled to premiere in the fall of 2017 on free-to-air network NTV, owned by Gazprom Media, the broadcasting division of the state-run natural gas giant Gazprom.
Hunted features groups of ordinary people who go on the run for a 28-day period. The contestants’ goal is to avoid being captured by the “Hunter” team, made up of professional investigators, while they have little cash and their communication options are limited.
Originally created and produced by Endemol Shine, with which WeiT Media has a strategic partnership agreement, Hunted premiered on Channel 4 in the U.K. and was later picked up by CBS in the U.S. and by Shenzhen Satellite Television in China.
The show has also been adapted in the Netherlands, Spain and Denmark.
WeiT Media has also produced Russian adaptations of Endemol’s TV shows Your Face Sounds Familiar and The Biggest Loser.