Monday, July 15, 2019

VIA commissions format reality show, Trap! Dis my huis, with 50 people living in a 2-bedroom house until there's one left, from Afrokaans.

Media24's Afrikaans lifestyle reality channel VIA (DStv 147) has commissioned Trap! Dis my huis, an Afrikaans reality version of the international TV format, Get the f*ck out of my house for broadcast on the channel in January 2020.

Trap! Dis my huis, is produced by Afrokaans, also responsible for Survivor South Africa on M-Net and the upcoming new format bodycam dating reality show, Hoor My, Sien My, Soen My for M-Net's Afrikaans kykNET (DStv q44) channel.

In Trap! Dis my huis 50 stranger compete and start out living in the same cramped space as housemates in a 2-bedroom house as they're whittled down to a final winner getting R600 000.

The 50 have to share food, toiletries, and bedding for only two people for three weeks.

Filming of Trap! Dis my huis will take place during October 2019 and is based on an international TV format that has already been done in the Netherlands, Germany, and Brazil.

Housemates who feel overwhelmed by the experience have the option of leaving the house and, in the process, the competition at any time. Contestants are also frequently voted out of the house by their fellow housemates.

For the three-week period, the housemates must get by on supplies for only two people, but they will also have the opportunities to obtain more food, toiletries, and bedding for the house. 

R1 million is saved in the house’s money pot and contestants have the option of using this money to buy supplies for the house. Supplies can also be won by means of mini-competitions and games.

"We're ecstatic about this new format," says Izelle Venter, VIA channel head. "We decided it's well-suited to our current zeitgeist – the world is a bit wild, confusing, and an unexpected adventure. And so is this format! What’s more, the concept of privacy gets pushed to the limits."