Reality TV shows are slowly losing popularity but this new show organized by Russian millionaire, Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, is expected to come out with a bang.
Game 2: Winter is a 30-people 9-month survival reality TV show set to start on July 2017. What makes it different then?
The show boasts ‘anything is allowed’, a new setting, and a real life survival without camera crews, doctors, etc. Even though ‘anything is allowed’, there’s a catch, the participants still need to follow the laws of Russia.
The show is also set in the Siberian taiga which can go -40 degree Celsius during winter. They will be given a knife and a basic survival kit. They are also expected to hunt their own food.
With the show setting a new bar of difficulty, it is expected to attract people who love adventure from all walks of life. It may not be for the less fortunate because there is US $160,000 registration fee. However, they promised that some will be selected in an online poll for free.
There will be no film crew and each participant will carry a portable camera with rechargeable batteries. The show will be screened online 24/7 with footage from 2000 different cameras within over 2200 acres of taiga.
A ‘survival training’ will be attended by the participants before the actual deployment. Each participant will have a panic button linked to a satellite. They can only use it once but it would mean that they will be out of the show for good.
All who survived after 9 months will share the prize.
The show will be screened in a dedicated TV channel but there is also interest from mainstream broadcasters from 5 different countries.