The Island back to M6

The Island back to M6
Reality series The Island is returning to France on M6, after the last edition in 2018.

Originally created by Shine TV, part of Banijay UK, and Bear Grylls Ventures in 2014 for Channel 4, The Island is a long-running hit in the UK and produced in over eight territories, with celebrity versions airing last year in Denmark and Sweden, the unique format strips participants of modern comforts and challenges them to survive on an uninhabited island with limited resources.

The series sees 10 celebrities pushed to their limits, using their survival instincts and resourcefulness in an all-new challenge, the trek. Set in Thailand’s most remote island, contestants must survive and navigate treacherous terrain to reach the extraction point, adding a layer of suspense and strategy never seen before on the show. The stakes are higher, the risks greater, and the drama more intense with French adventurer and explorer Loury Lag taking on the reins as the series’ host.

Jean-Louis Blot, CEO of Endemol France says: “The Island’s authenticity and raw depiction of survival make it a standout show in the reality genre. It captures the essence of human resilience within a challenging environment, providing unforgettable viewing for M6 viewers. It’s exciting to reintroduce the format to audiences in France, and we’re eager to find new ways to elevate the experience that will leave audiences wanting more.”

Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay adds: “Survival reality formats have an enduring appeal, and The Island distinguishes itself as a unique title without the usual trappings of big prizes, eliminations, and winners. It’s great to see it comeback in France with Jean-Louis and his team at Endemol France. Longtime fans and newcomers to the show can look forward to an unparalleled season blending survival, strategy, and human endurance.”

Endemol France, part of Banijay France, is a non-scripted juggernaut having produced recent hits such as Star Academy, LEGO® Masters, Celebrity Hunted, and LOL: Last One Laughing.