The Foxtel Group today announced the commission of BINGE Original docu-soap reality format, Billion Dollar Playground, from Australian production house Ronde Media.
Created and developed by observational-documentary pioneers Ronde Media (Outback Ringer, Big Miracles, and the upcoming Desert King), Billion Dollar Playground takes viewers into the exclusive world of uber-wealthy guests who pay a premium for high-end vacation homes, and ultimate holiday experience, as world-class staff servicing their round the clock demands.
The original 8 x 1 hour unscripted format is a unique peak into the multi-million dollar holiday homes, personalities, and thrilling adventures of the super-rich, seen through the eyes of an elite concierge team that make their clients’ dreams come true.
Announcing the new commission at Mipcom in Cannes, Alison Hurbert-Burns, Executive Director of BINGE and Commissioning & Content for the Foxtel Group said: “We are delighted to be working with Ronde Media to create a new Australian format, bringing together the popularity of workplace reality series, luxe living, and a tantalising slice of Australian life.”
“We are looking for reality formats that are original and transport our audiences into realms that are fascinating and immersively entertaining. Billion Dollar Playground has that in diamond-encrusted spades.”
Ronde founder, Ben Davies said: “The fascination with rich people and how they spend their money is endless, which is why we’re taking audiences inside some of the most luxurious properties on earth to witness the upstairs-downstairs dynamic between uber-wealthy jet-setters and the staff who service their every need. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have the Foxtel Group commissioning this incredible new series, which is poised to be the next new global-franchise in the luxe TV space”.
Billion Dollar Playground will commence production in Sydney this summer for broadcast in 2024.