The hit pastry trickery show is being adapted as ‘Shokolade’ in the Netherlands, in which local celebrities will be led to believe that chocolate creations are considered real-life objects. Just ahead of MIPTV, Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) picked up the rights to develop and produce Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV’s hit gameshow format Sokkuri Sweets.
WBITVP has acquired exclusive rights to produce a local version of Sokkuri Sweets in the Netherlands, and WBITVP’s production company BlazHoffski has already begun production on the adaptation. The Dutch version will be called Shokolade and will air on NPO 1, the top-rated public broadcasting channel in the Netherlands. On 18 April, Shokalade will start airing in prime-time from Sunday.
The Sokkuri Sweets
format was famously acquired by Jeffrey Katzenberg’s QB in the US for a show hosted by Chrissy Teigen – the short-form streaming service crashed and burned before start-up last year. “Sokkuri Sweets” means “spitting image” in Japanese. Nirala and the wildly popular Japanese game show feature celebrities trying sweets and pastries designed to resemble real-life items.
Master pastry chefs make masterpieces and celebrities must decide from a distance whether it is a ripe good or real thing – whether it is a shoe, a plant, or a doorknob. And once they decide, there is only one way to find out: by taking a big bite. Based on the original format, the Dutch local version Shokolade (meaning “Chocolate Show”) will have an arrangement unique to the Netherlands as an export titan of chocolate.
As stated in the title, all the sweets are made by the leading chocolatiers in the Netherlands, and the only ingredient they can use is chocolate. In the final episode, the winning chocolates are judged by how many of their works have not been found as “gimmicks” throughout the series.
The WBITVP deal was unveiled on Monday by Nippon TV’s international business development Mikiko Nishiyama, who said, “This is once again a huge way for WBITVP to embrace one of our craziest, Japanese game shows and deliver it to the world.” Respect. ”