Sony, Burnett Developing Fantasy Island Reality Series


Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures TV and Mark Burnett are partnering to turn “Fantasy Island” into a reality series.

The original, iconic late 1970s/early ’80s series starred Ricardo Montalban as the mystical Mr. Roarke — who made island visitors’ dreams come true. The new reality version will follow 12 contestants as they compete to become the real-life Mr. or Ms. Roarke.

Sony and Burnett have not yet sealed a deal with a U.S. network but will begin shopping the show immediately both domestically and to international territories.

You can read more about how the show will work here.