Sony Pictures Television's (SPT) two French production ventures, SPT Productions France and Starling, are to co-produce a brand new game show for France Télévisions called Avec ou Sans Joker.
Created by Starling, the deal will see the series premiere in July on France 2, running for an initial 36 episodes in access prime time.
Avec ou Sans Joker pits contestants against each other using general knowledge questions, accompanied by a multitude of holograms that provide clues in the form of challenges and riddles. These holograms materialise in a variety of forms, either as objects or people, and each offers a clue in line with their own characteristics or personality.
"Through its floating apparitions, Avec ou Sans Joker brings a new dimension to the game play and a host of characters to appear on-air and through ancillary extensions," Nathalie Civrais, senior vice president, SPT Productions France explained.
Other French productions from SPT Productions France and Starling include Who Wants to be a Millionaire? for TF1, The Newlywed Game for France2, Brainiest for TF1, and Who Wants to Marry My Son? for TF1.