Thought a TV “wedding” at the altar or surprising your parents with same-sex marriage was extreme TV?
Producers in Australia have picked up the rights to Pregnant & Platonic, an Israeli format which matches singles both looking to co-parent without marriage or sex.
Each individual will meet 3 potential partners that have been hand-selected for them in advance by a team of experts. They will then go thru a 3-day intensive parenting boot camp to help determine if their values and parenting styles are compatible.
Once (and if) they choose a platonic partner to have a child with, we will follow each couple over the course of a year and witness their attempt of becoming a family, as they face numerous challenges and difficult decisions before they can turn their dreams of becoming parents into a reality.
Will the couples make their dream come true and have a baby? Each story will hopefully climax with a baby being born…
Local format rights have been picked up by Eureka Productions (The Chefs’ Line) but it isn’t known if a broadcaster is interested.
Meanwhile Seven is coproducing a factual crime series in the UK, Swipe Right for Murder (working title).
The 8 x 60-minute series explores the real-life dangers of dating in the digital world while providing intimate access to victims’ families and the law enforcement officials who are working to bring each perpetrator to justice.
Source: Real Screen