TLV • OCTOBER 2017
GIL FORMATS’ ‘PRANK STAR’ LANDS NEW DEAL IN THE US
Gil Formats’ ‘Prank Star’ has been picked up for local adaptation in the US by global content leader Lionsgate following the format’s successful launch on Mediaset’s Italia 1 channel in Italy and recent deals in France and Germany.
‘Prank Star’ is an entertainment format set in a studio that revolves around the search for the country’s best prankster.
Nationwide auditions find the funniest people who think they have what it takes to be the nation’s Prank Star. Once through the audition process, the show gives contestants specific pranks, hidden camera challenges and comedy scenarios that they must then try to pull off. The best pranksters advance to the Grand Finale, where they perform the most daring prank on the biggest scale they have ever attempted.