UKTV’s Watch channel has given the green-light to Get Me To The Church, a new six episode factual-entertainment series from independent production company Twofour which is hailed as a play “on the premise of films like The Hangover, capturing that feeling of fish-out-of-water and a race against time”.
Get Me To The Church follows a bride, groom and their friends who, following a raucous pre-wedding party, are dumped in a far flung corner of the world with no possessions or local knowledge. Their challenge is simple: get to the church by any means possible in order to win an incredible luxury five-star honeymoon. Sarah Veevers is the series producer, while Dan Adamson and Helen Nightingale will executive produce.
“The show will resonate with our audience as most of our viewers have been to a wedding and know the planning and effort that goes into it – and the risk of either the bride or groom not making it to the venue on time will have people on the edge of their seats”, said Watch General Manager Steve North. “These marriage hopefuls stepping out of their comfort zone and attempting the challenge of a lifetime is perfect for Watch.”
The greenlight for Get Me To The Church comes less than 24 hours after Watch also commissioned a season of authored documentaries from Cactus TV featuring Sara Cox, Grace Dent & Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Other recent commissions for UKTV’s flagship entertainment channel have included Humble Pie, a new spin on the traditional cooking competition format which is being fronted by Marco Pierre White and Melanie Sykes; and Honey I Bought The House, which was picked up for an eight part series after being piloted as part of the Format Labs initiative.