Hunting Season: the chase continues in Spain with Atresmedia

October 17, 2023 Talpa Studios’ heart-racing adventure game show Hunting Season has found its fifth major broadcast commission outside the Netherlands. Spain’s Atresmedia has acquired the rights to the show. Hunting Season is based on the most successful and most awarded YouTube series in the Netherlands. A primetime weekly version of the quiz show is set to air on Atresmedia’s online platform Flooxer in 2024.

Carmen Ferreiro, Entertainment Program Director at Atresmedia, says: “Hunting Season is an original, fast-paced and addictive format. We believe it will work very well with younger audiences”.

Sebastian van Barneveld, Director Global Distribution at Talpa Studios, adds: “We are thrilled to see that this genuine format continues to travel. It’s a fast-paced hunt that happens in the real world, in real-time, with real bystanders – absolutely anything can happen. I’m sure that the exciting cat-and-mouse game will also keep the Spanish viewer on the edge of their seat.”

Fourth season on SBS6
The Dutch viewers will be treated to yet another season: SBS6 has confirmed the recommission of the show for a fourth season (Amazon Prime has a next day second window). The first season scored an average market share of 20% in the key demo, the second season even better: 30% in the key demo 20-49 which is three times the slot average.

About Hunting Season
In each episode, a duo of celebrities must flee from a team of three prison guards. These guards have one goal: to catch the fugitives within four hours. The fugitives get a 20-minute head start and have to wear a transmitter that sends a GPS coordinate to the hunters, every 10 minutes. They have been given the opportunity to arrange an escape vehicle from prison and one means of transportation for the road. While the hunting team is provided with various tools to track the fugitives from their spy-van, the fugitives have nothing: no phone and no cash. On top of that, blending in is not so easy in a beautiful bright-orange prisoner jumpsuit… The hunted fugitives may not remain in the same vehicle for more than 20 minutes at a time and can only enter public buildings, such as a train station or parking garage. The fugitives win the game if they manage to stay out of the Hunters’ reach for exactly four hours. However, if the guards catch them before the time is up… it’s game over.