Russia weds ‘Marry’ skein

Channel One signs deal for 10 eps of show

Russian broadcaster Channel One has signed a deal for 10 episodes of a local adaptation of Eyeworks’ “Who Wants to Marry My Son?” to be produced by Red Square.

The format is a hit in Europe, where adaptations appear on RTL in Germany, produced by Eyeworks Germany; TF1 in France, where Starling is working on its second season; and on RTL4 in the Netherlands, produced by Eyeworks Netherlands.

The Czech Republic’s Prima TV and Slovakia’s TV Joj are combining to produce a local version for the two territories, while Eyeworks Spain is making a local version for Cuatro. It also airs on TV Channel Ukraine and is in production for VTM in Belgium, produced by Eyeworks Belgium, and Norway for TV2, and Greece for Alpha TV.

Format follows a group of single men over the age of 25 and still living at home, as they play the dating game in the hope of finding their ideal woman under their mother’s watchful eye.

Eyeworks is a TV and film production company and distrib founded in 2001 by Reinout Oerlemans. It has outposts in 17 countries including the U.S. and U.K.

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