The Last Temptation will be produced by Banijay’s Cuarzo Producciones and Mediaset España.
Banijay today confirmed Cuarzo Producciones, part of Banijay Iberia, is developing a brand-new companion show for the Spanish version of Temptation Island (La Isla de las Tentaciones). The Last Temptation (La Última Tentación), produced in collaboration with Mediaset España, will be recorded this summer.
La Isla de las Tentaciones host, Sandra Barneda, will front The Last Temptation. Featuring well-known faces from the first three seasons of the main show, they are joined by their current partners to talk about their relationships and put the strength of their love to the test. Was the decision they made at the final bonfires the right one? Is their current partner the ultimate one? Or will they fall back into temptation?
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay says: “Temptation Island is the ultimate relationship test which continues to grip audiences around the world. The format is ever-evolving, and this latest iteration illustrates the enduring strength of the show. We’re giving fans more of what they love, as well as greater scope to open up meaningful conversations about fidelity and trust.”
Juan Ramón Gonzalo, Managing Director of Cuarzo Producciones comments: “The show has got everyone talking and the buzz generated has grown with each new series. We’re excited to build on the success of the show and The Last Temptation is the perfect vehicle for the audience to re-connect with those whose lives we all became invested in.”
Jaime Guerra, Production Director of Mediaset España says: “The three editions of Temptation Island shown so far, have managed to attract more and more viewers with unprecedented numbers among young audiences on Spanish TV in the last 20 years. Because of that, we have decided to go one step further by creating and developing this new version with Cuarzo Producciones, which will add interesting surprises about the original format. We trust that The Last Temptation will maintain, or even increase the success it has gained inside the Spanish audience and that will spread to other territories.”
The third season of the Spanish adaptation of Temptation Island closed in March as not only the most viewed format in the country, with a 26.3% share and an average audience of 3.1 million, but also the most followed by young people in the last 20 years. Leading its timeslot with more than a 17-point advantage, La Isla de las Tentaciones hit 33.4% in the commercial target compared to its competitor’s 6.7%.
This year marks 20 years since the social experiment relationship format Temptation Island first hit screens. With 25 local adaptations to-date, the show continues to be a ratings success from Spain to the US, where the latest series increased channel share by 90+%, Germany, Italy and beyond. Earlier this year, Banijay Rights announced African streaming service Showmax has acquired the title for its first ever adaptation in South Africa.
Temptation Island is a Banijay format and is distributed globally by Banijay Rights.