The highly successful mobile game ‘Candy Crush’ is being made into a television game show courtesy of Lionsgate, CBS and mobile gaming company King.
“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,”
“We’re excited to work with Lionsgate and King to adapt one of the world’s most popular and entertaining game franchises for television and make it available to its massive, passionate fan base who can watch and play along at home.” CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said.
The game was launched in 2012 and was an immediate hit within the mobile phone gaming community, recently reaching 1 trillion games played. It’s still played heavily as according to King database, there were 18 billion rounds played around the world just last month.
The show would be produced by Matt Kunitz, who’s previous work includes shows like Wipeout and Fear Factor; Russell Binder (Striker Entertainment), Nicki Sheard (King), and Candy Crush Saga creator Sebastian Knutsson.
“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,” Matt Kunitz said. “As a Candy Crush Saga player myself, I am excited to amp up the action and visuals in our huge Candy Crush Arena.”
No release date for the show has been announced yet.