Nine is expected to make a localised version of the series which sees 10 Western contestants whisked off to Tokyo to compete in an “extreme and wacky” Japanese gameshow.
The results and prizing will be based on who best adapts to the Japanese culture and challenges in each episode.
Originally a Danish format, it has been licensed to Endemol in Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal and Spain. In the US it will air on ABC as I Survived a Japanese Game Show.
Endemol’s Lisette van Diepen said, “Big In Japan promises a great combination of action, comedy and culture, which audiences across Europe will love. This is a highly sought-after format.”
Australia, the US and the UK will remake their own format of the show.
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