TLV • May 2017
GIL FORMATS’ ‘PRANK STAR’ RECOMMISSIONED IN ITALY AND LANDS NEW DEALS IN FRANCE AND GERMANY
Gil Formats’ ‘Prank Star’ has been recommissioned for a second season in Italy by Mediaset’s Italia 1, after its successful launch on the channel in March 2017. Following MIPTV 2017, new deals for the primetime studio entertainment format have also been secured with production companies in two major territories: R&G Productions in France, and Seapoint Productions in Germany.
‘Prank Star’ is a competition format, searching for the country’s best prankster. Nationwide auditions find the country’s funniest people who think they have what it takes to be the nation’s Prank Star.
Once through the audition process, the contestants are given by the show, specific pranks, hidden camera challenges and comedy scenarios, which they must then pull off. The best pranksters go through to the Grande Finale, where they perform the most daring prank on the biggest scale they have ever attempted.