The series aired earlier this year in France on broadcaster France 3, and will begin production on season two this fall, for air before the end of 2020. Rights to the format have also been sold in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Portugal.

A feel-good series, THE WONDERBOX brings celebrities into a high-end, shiny floor environment, where they are then presented with different “Wonderboxes” full of surprises. It’s an emotional thrilling adventure for both the celebrity and viewer.

“We are delighted to be working with Wheelhouse on this fun and exciting series. With a new surprise every three minutes, this emotional, highly charged format attracts a wide demographic and is perfect for co-viewing,” said Arabelle Pouliot-Di Crescenzo, Head of Format Distribution at Newen Distribution.

Added Wheelhouse Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Scott Lonker, “This show ticks all the right boxes – literally – happy, fun, with just the right dose of nostalgia. It tugs on your heartstrings in a way all audiences can relate to, and it’s what so many people are hungry for. We look forward to working with the team at Newen to bring WONDERBOX to the U.S.”

Wheelhouse was launched in 2018 by award-winning producer and entrepreneur Brent Montgomery, in partnership with Jimmy Kimmel. A one-stop shop for content, talent, brands, entrepreneurs and investors, Wheelhouse Group harnesses business and programming opportunities across industries and platforms, helping companies and creators accelerate and manage their ventures. The company consists of four businesses: content and production division Wheelhouse Entertainment (WHE); marketing arm Wheelhouse Labs; investment arm Wheelhouse Partners; and Wheelhouse Properties.

Newen Distribution is a major player in the global distribution of audiovisual content, it belongs to the Newen Group. Its broad multi-genre catalog includes fiction, animation, documentaries and formats sold
in over 130 territories worldwide, to the key players in every sector, from public and private TV networks to digital platforms.