Following the success of reality show Four Weddings South Africa‚ A+E Networks have announced that the country will be getting its own locally-produced version of hit TV show Married at First Sight.
In Married at First Sight‚ singles who have failed to find love‚ put their hearts in the hands of a team of experts who select their perfect partner- the couples then meet for the first time at the altar.
After the wedding and honeymoon‚ the married couples move in together and start their new lives. From the first kiss to the first tears‚ cameras document every moment as experts analyse the relationships.
Six weeks of marriage later‚ the couples have to make a decision: to stay together or file for divorce.
Heather Jones‚ A+E’s Senior Vice President of Content & Creative said that the broadcaster is incredibly excited to bring the show to the country.
“We’re delighted to announce a local version of this hugely successful international format. The US version of Married at First Sight is one of the best performing A+E Networks shows in the African market. So we have high expectations for this local series‚ which will be a great addition to our very popular wedding content scheduled on Lifetime in Africa.”
Set to premiere on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) in early 2017‚ the show comes as the second locally-commissioned series for Lifetime in Africa and is being produced by independent local production company Oxyg3n Media.
Oxyg3n Media’s Rebecca Fuller Campbell added: “We have no doubt that this will be a very special series for African audiences. This is a truly innovative social experiment for those dedicated to finding love.”