Rakuten TV has started filming its next original production: “Discovering Canary Islands,” a never-before-seen adventure reality show format that will take contestants and viewers on a dynamic journey around the Canary Islands.
Hosted by Spanish actress, model and TV presenter, Pilar Rubio, the show will uncover the most incredible and unusual myths surrounding the islands by immersing contestants in the local culture and traditions by way of challenges requiring strength, ingenuity, and skill.
Over the course of six episodes, each challenge the yet-to-be-revealed contestants are faced with will serve as a key to the next, offering an advantage or a reward, and the possibility of obtaining a clue in the form of a coordinate and part of the legend to reach the final goal: San Borondón.
“Discovering Canary Islands” marks the first time an OTT platform will produce an international format where 8 contestants of 8 different nationalities will compete to become Europe’s most intrepid explorer. And contestants will discover that the Canary Islands number not eight… but nine! La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera hide their own legends. Between reality and folklore, history and fiction, it is said that there is a ninth island: San Borondón. Known as Whale Island, because of the way it appears and disappears in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, it has been the dream of cartographers and sailors for centuries.
Delighted to share the news, Rubio commented: “I am happy to be able to present a show that will reach 42 European countries. It is a format which is hugely identifiable: a family show, full of adventures in a unique setting!”.
The reality show will premiere in the second half of 2022 and will be available exclusively and free of charge on Rakuten TV‘s linear and on-demand programming, present in 42 European territories.