Michael Strahan to Develop U.S. Version of MONEY DROP
Endemol UK's Remarkable Television for Channel 4 originally launched "The Million Pound Drop Live" in 2010. The format has now been produced locally by Endemol Shine Group in 54 global territories, including Germany, Brazil, France and Australia.
The show features a pair of contestants that are given their prize at the start of the show - bundles of real cash. All they have to do is keep hold of it. Just eight questions stand between them and their chance to take home the money.
This is played out on the Drop - a device with four trapdoors, on which the answers to each question are displayed. The contestants have 60 seconds to debate and place their money on the trapdoors. Are they confident enough to place all of their money on one answer, or will the RELENTLESS pressure cause them to play it safe and spread their money across several answers? When TIME'S UP and they have allocated their cash, the team must step up to the drop to find out if their choices were right or wrong.
Strahan spoke about the news saying, "I was in London the first time I saw 'Money Drop' and I immediately knew we had to help bring it back to the U.S. On behalf of myself, Constance Schwartz-Morini and the rest of the team at SMAC, we're excited to take 'Money Drop' to market with the amazing team at Endemol Shine and make it SMAC's third game show next to 'The $100,000 Pyramid' and 'The Joker's Wild.'"
Strahan is an NFL Hall of Famer who currently co-hosts "Good Morning America" and ABC's reboot of "The $100,000 Pyramid." He will serve as an executive producer on the show.
"We are thrilled to partner with Michael and the team at SMAC Entertainment to develop an all-new version of 'The Money Drop' for an American audience. This is a format that has worked successfully all over the world and the game concept itself is a lot of fun and engaging," says Michael Weinberg, executive vice president of Syndication at Endemol Shine North America.
Read the original article on Variety.