Channel 5 and MTV UK have announced their first joint commission since closure of Viacom’s deal to buy Channel 5.
10,000 BC will see 20 men and women give up possessions, technology, and creature comforts to live in the wilderness as a Stone Age community.
Producers say the programme will give viewers the chance to see what happens when modern people are laid bare and promise audiences will find it “impossible to look away.”
Channel 5’s Simon Raikes said: “This is a remarkable fusion of social experiment and living history, it brings to Channel 5 the best of both worlds in one unmissable series that finally makes history fun and gives entertainment a purpose.”
Steve Regan, MTV UK’s VP, Commissioning and Production, added: “Our viewers love watching people from their age group coping with extreme circumstances… and you can’t get more extreme than stripping away all of life’s mod cons.
“We’re looking forward to working with the producers and the team at Channel 5 to produce a highly entertaining spin-off show focusing on the characters most relevant to MTV and all the emotions and tensions involved.”