Candy Crush Saga is being made into a live action game show. The hour-long show will be created and executive produced by Matt Kunitz. It will be broadcasted on CBS and distributed internationally by Lionsgate, as reported by ibTimes.
According to Tech Spot, Matt Kunitz who previously worked on Fear Factor and Wipeout.
Candy Crush Saga is still immensely popular since four years that it has been launched. It was released from UK in the late 2012 by King Digital, as described by Tech Spot.
It was originally launched as a match-3 puzzle game for web browsers before the craze entered in the mobile gaming technology and later on become one of the biggest hits ever in the $36bn mobile game business, as reported by Tech Spot.
According to ibTimes, Mr. Glen Geller, president of CBS Entertainment, "The hour-long show will pit teams of two people who will need to use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology to conquer Candy Crush and be crowned the champions.
"We are huge fans of Candy Crush and, like so many others, we know the 'rush' of advancing to the next level of the game," said Mr. Geller in a statement.
Meanwhile, Kunitz is also an avid Candy Crush Saga player. He expressed his excitement to take on the project.
"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," executive producer Kunitz said in the ibTimes news report.
"I am excited to amp up the action and visuals in our huge Candy Crush Arena," he added.
Accordingly, Kunitz will be working closely with King's chief creative officer and Candy Crush executive producer Sebastian Knutsson on the show.
The exact format of the show is yet to be revealed as well as the sort of prizes contestants will be competing for.
CBS advised that they will announce the premiere and the host for the Candy Crush Saga series at a later date.
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