CBS has ordered Candy Crush, a new one-hour, live action game show series based on the globally renowned mobile game. In the game Candy Crush Saga, players match colorful candies in combinations of three or more to win points, defeat obstacles and progress through more than 2,000 levels. Candy Crush Saga and its sister title, Candy Crush Soda Saga, are two of the top 10 grossing mobile games in the U.S..
In the series, the game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people 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. A host will be announced at a later date.
“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 Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “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 is a leader in unscripted television, which makes it the ideal home for Candy Crush,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group. “Everyone who has played it knows that Candy Crush is an exciting, visual switcher game with great characters”
“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,” said executive producer Matt Kunitz (“Wipeout,” “Fear Factor“). “As a Candy Crush Saga player myself, I am excited to amp up the action and visuals in our huge Candy Crush Arena.”
“We hope our players will be entertained by what is set to be a high-energy, challenging game show,” said Sebastian Knutsson, Chief Creative Officer, King, and executive producer of Candy Crush.
Candy Crush is being cast by Robin Kass, the casting director for Big Brother and Big Brother Canada. To apply to be on Candy Crush, go to candycrushcasting.com