Zodiak Media production and distribution arm Zodiak Kids has signed a deal with CiTV and Disney to produce a new 10 x 60-minute season of the kids adventure game show Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge.
Zodiak Media production companies The Foundation and Adventure Line Productions (ALP), which together created the concept and have been producing the original adult format (upon which the kids series is based) for 23 years, are signed on to produce the new episodes.
CiTV (UK) has commissioned the series to premiere on the channel this fall, while Disney has picked it up for multiple outlets across the EMEA and APAC regions.
The original version of Fort Boyard has been sold into more than 38 territories while dominating France 2′s primetime summer schedule every year since 1990. This new kids version is set in the same 19th Century Napoleonic sea fort.
Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge made its CITV and Disney XD worldwide debuts in January 2012 and October 2011 respectively.
Actor Andy Akinwolere (Blue Peter) and Laura Hamilton (Dancing On Ice, Wake Up World, Toonattik) are set to present the series being shot on the West Coast of France this summer.