CBS announced Tuesday it has ordered “Candy Crush,” a one-hour, live-action prime-time game show series based on the mobile game franchise.
“Candy Crush” will have two-person teams use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology, according to CBS. A host and air date will be announced later.
“The `Candy Crush’ franchise lends itself perfectly to the kind of larger-than-life, physical game shows that I love to produce,” said executive producer Matt Kunitz, who was an executive producer of the NBC stunt show “Fear Factor” and the ABC game show “Wipeout.”
“Candy Crush” will be produced by Pulse Creative in association with Lionsgate Television, the interactive entertainment company King Ltd., and CBS Television Studios. Sebastian Knutsson, creator of Candy Crush Saga and King Ltd.’s chief creative officer, will also be among the executive producers.
In the “Candy Crush Saga” mobile game, players match colorful candies in combinations of three or more to win points, defeat obstacles and progress through more than 2,000 levels.
“Candy Crush Saga” and its sister title, “Candy Crush Soda Saga,” are two of the top 10 grossing mobile games in the U.S., with an average of 18 billion game rounds played each month around the world.
—City News Service
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