SyFy gets U.S. rights to re-create Chilean hit
SyFy has announced the new reality series "Opposite Worlds," which features contestants competing in a simulated past and future.
As imagined by the show, the past is a place of constant struggle, and the future a world of total convenience. The show is a hit on Chilean television, and SyFy acquired the exclusive U.S. format rights from Canal 13 and distributor Banijay International.
It will air 12 episodes over six weeks, with two episodes airing per week. Craig Plestis ("Minute to Win It") will executive produce.
"Opposite Worlds has become an absolute phenomenon," said Mark Stern, president of original content for Syfy. "This groundbreaking, edgy program is a remarkable television experiment transporting the audience and the contestants into starkly opposite worlds, simultaneously."
The show joins SyFy's other high-concept game show, "Total Blackout," in which contestants complete challenges in the dark.