The CBS network will soon be bringing you a live-action game show based on the wildly successful Candy Crush mobile game. The series will be produced by Lionsgate, and Matt Kunitz of Wipeout and Fear Factor will serve as the show’s executive producer. Kunitz stated, “The Candy Crush franchise lends itself perfectly to the kind of larger-than-life, physical game shows that I love to produce and CBS is the perfect home for it.”
This live-action version of the game, said to incorporate state-of-the-art technology, will feature two teams pitted against each other, competing on a giant interactive game board. While it may seem like an odd choice for a television program, Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs had this to say about the decision, “CBS is a leader in unscripted television, which makes it the ideal home for Candy Crush, and we’re very happy to have Matt shepherding the production as we partner with the team at King on this series with the tremendous second-screen potential.”
The release date and host of the show are yet to be determined.