DR, Denmark’s leading public service broadcaster, has commissioned Snowman Productions to produce a local version of hit format Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds.

Snowman, who created the internationally successful format Married at First Sight, have completed production on the show, which will see seven senior residents of a Danish care home brought together with eight four-year-olds for six weeks.

The three-episode series is set to premiere on DR1 on November 6, 2019.

The original production of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds is created and produced by CPL Productions for Channel 4 in the UK, and has won numerous awards including a Broadcast Award, a Grierson Award, two Realscreen Awards, two Edinburgh TV Awards, two International Format Awards, and two BAFTA Award nominations.

Red Arrow Studios International distribute the format of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds worldwide, with local versions commissioned in over 13 territories including Spain (Movistar+), the Netherlands (Max), Israel (KAN), Australia (ABC) and Germany (Vox). New territories recently announced include France (Canal+), Sweden (TV4) and Portugal (RTP).

Michael von Würden, Managing Director of Snowman, said: “We are delighted to be producing Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds for DR. They have become trusted partners through our work together on ‘Married at First Sight’, and with this commission are once again proving their commitment to bringing innovative, life-changing and important social experiment formats to Danish audiences.”

In October, Snowman announced the launch of major new development label Snowman Global, to harness the creativity and expertise of their Danish format production operation into an international development and production label. Snowman Global will work with broadcasters and production companies worldwide, including Red Arrow Studios companies, to develop major new formats; and assist Red Arrow Studios International in retaining rights to global format IP. Snowman are currently looking for production partners in selected territories.

Photo credit: DR / Malthe Miehe-Renard