Popular mobile game turns to TV series on CBS
CBS has commissioned Lionsgate to produce a live action game show series based on renowned mobile gaming franchise “Candy Crush Saga.”
Created and exec produced by Matt Kunitz, the hour-long Candy Crush series will see teams of two physically competing on enormous interactive game boards that feature next-generation technology for the chance to be crowned “Candy Crush” champions.
A series host will be announced at a later date.
“We are huge fans of Candy Crush and, like so many others, we know the ‘rush’ of advancing to the next level of the game,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “We’re excited to work with Lionsgate and King to adapt one of the world’s most popular and entertaining game franchises for television and make it available to its massive, passionate fan base who can watch and play along at home.”
Launched in 2012, the game sees players matching colorful candies in combinations of three or more to win points and progress to levels. An estimated 18 billion game rounds of Candy Crush Saga and sister title Candy Crush Soda Saga are played every month globally.