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Channel 4, Roku partner on reality series

May 18, 2022

A new six-part Channel 4 series from Voltage and Roku Originals will test the resistance of a group of strangers. The series will debut in the UK on Channel 4 and exclusively on The Roku Channel in the US.

In Tempting Fortune, 12 strangers will spend 19 days in paradise. Arriving with basic survival gear the group will think they have what it takes to become heroes of the latest reality adventure show. But in order to win the substantial cash prize they will have to resist the temptation to spend any of it, in the ultimate test of willpower.

Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events at Channel 4 said: “Tempting Fortune is a brilliant cocktail of Sanjay’s high concept factual and our trademark subversive entertainment that should provide a brilliant mix of action, drama and comedy on an audacious scale”

Sanjay Singhal, chief executive of Voltage TV, said “In the age of instant gratification, where almost anything can be ordered with a simple click, this innovative and epic new format asks whether 12 ordinary people can resist temptation and support each other, for the greater good of the team. Tempting Fortune is a bold and challenging series, building on Voltage TVs past success, of exploring complex societal issues within entertaining and innovative programming.”

Brian Tannenbaum, head of Alternative Originals, Roku, added: “Tempting Fortune is a broadcast-level, social experiment that will excite our Roku streamers.  In partnering with Channel 4 and Voltage, we look forward to continuing our rollout and evolution of premium, original series.”

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