Following the format’s success in the China Original TV Formats competition at the Shanghai TV festival, 3C Media and Boom! client Zig Zag Productions reached an agreement to co-develop and co-produce ‘Ancient Games’ for China, the UK and international markets. The ambition is to constructed an ancient styled colosseum in China that will serve as the set for the Chinese production and the hub for international productions.
3C Media and Zig Zag will co-produce the Chinese version and international versions of the production. 3C Media will also sell the format internationally outside the UK and US where Zig Zag will retain rights to sell and produce the format.
‘Ancient Games’ is an epic sports competition and battle series that will see one super-fit modern-day athlete crowned winner. Over the course of its action-packed episodes, famous former athletes and super fit celebrities will compete in challenges, games and disciplines from the Ancient world. The stars will battle each other in a variety of ancient sporting disciplines and live in the ‘Ancient Games’ camp, where they dress, eat, and sleep exactly as the competitors would have over 2000 years ago.