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GENIUS GAME: DAVID TENNANT TO FRONT REALITY COMPETITION FORMAT ON ITV

BAFTA and Emmy award-winning actor, David Tennant is inviting the country's most brilliant minds to take part in the ultimate TV challenge.

 


Genius Game is a brand-new reality game show that will see strategically minded players, chosen not just for their high intellectual prowess but also their social IQ, face the ultimate battle of survival.



To win, contestants will participate in a host of never before seen games all designed to not only test their intellectual acumen but encourage them to carefully and creatively use the art of manipulation to outfox their opponents and win a cash prize.

 

Produced by Remarkable Entertainment (part of Banijay UK), viewers will see David take on the role of The Creator in the eight-part series which originates from South Korea, and guide players as they attempt to navigate each uniquely crafted challenge. But who has what it takes to deceive, collude & outsmart their opponents to become the first UK winner of ‘Genius Game’?

 



 

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment at ITV, said: “This exciting reality format is designed to keep not just the players but the audience on the edge of their seats with each episode containing compelling gameplay and thrilling twists. David Tennant is the perfect ringmaster to preside over this battle of brainpower, teamwork and deception. We’re delighted to be bringing Genius Game to the ITV audience.” 

 



Tamara Gilder, joint MD of Remarkable added: “We are so thrilled that David will be guiding the players through the twists & turns of the show. There’s nothing quite like Genius Game, it’s smart & funny – just like he is - he’s the perfect frontman.”

 

Genius Game is commissioned by Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment at ITV and Joe Mace, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Commissioning, ITV. Tamara Gilder is Executive Producer for Remarkable Entertainment (a Banijay UK Company) alongside Kelly Lynn and Anna Kidd. Remarkable Entertainment is run by Joint MDs Tamara Gilder and Cat Lawson. Genius Game is represented by Banijay across eleven international markets including the UK, Germany, Iberia, Mexico, Brazil, Israel and the Nordics.




 

Genius Game was originally created by leading entertainment company CJ ENM that is known for creating hit formats that travel globally.

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