Munich, December 2, 2010. The Swedish adaptation of “The Successor – The next Uri Geller” with world famous mystifier Uri Geller is going to air on Kanal 5 in spring 2011. The talent show will be produced by Red Arrow Entertainment Group’s new Nordic production company, Snowman Productions, which is headed by Pontus Gårdinger.
Caroline Kusser, Regional Sales Director/International Format Acquisition SevenOne International: “We are delighted to partner with Snowman Productions and with Kanal 5. ‘The Successor – The next Uri Geller’ is a fantastic show with a proven track record and its mesmerizing acts and mind-blowing performances will leave viewers spellbound!”
Lars Beckung, Program Director Kanal 5: “We believe that the timing is absolutely right for this show. It’s big entertainment in a very unique way and it fits perfectly with Kanal 5’s profile. Uri Geller is a legend and gives the program a lot of soul. We believe it will be the talk of the town this spring.”
“The Successor – The next Uri Geller” is developed by Keshet Broadcasting, Kuperman Productions & Uri Geller and has been on air worldwide, including the US (NBC), Canada (CTV), Iceland (365), Turkey (Star TV), Greece (ANT 1) Hungary (TV 2), the Netherlands (SBS 6) and all over Latin America (A&E). The talent show premiered in 2007 internationally as “Phenomenon” on NBC. Originally, the format came from Israel, where the TV station Keshet earned an average market share of 50 percent with the search for Uri Geller’s successor in 2006 – the highest audience share of any TV show in the history of Israeli TV.