The series is the surreal and surprising, singing game show that is taken the planet by storm. Initially gaining international acclaim as the Korean format The King of Mask Singer, the series was a huge hit in Asia, and captivated millions about the globe by way of viral clips on social media.
In the US, The Masked Singer launched to a multiplatform consolidated audience of 17.six million, creating it Fox’s most-watched unscripted debut in 11 years, and the most-watched unscripted debut on any network for 7 years.
Portion guessing game and element singing show, this spectacular series will see 12 renowned faces compete to pull off the very best overall performance, with their identity elaborately and imaginatively concealed, thanks to an specialist group of talented costume designers. The stars will be transformed and they will take on a masked identity and grow to be a great character which will disguise them for the entire series.
Overlook any thoughts of fancy dress – they’ll be complete-on, original, film-regular creations taking inspiration from worlds as varied as manga, superheroes, and wild animals and mythical creatures. Their transformations will be total, even their speaking voices will be disguised in interviews.
It will be up to a superstar panel to lead the viewers at property in their quest to find out who they are. Though the stars are not judged on their voices, they’ll nonetheless require to give their very best overall performance – the audience’s least favourite will be eliminated, prior to the panel attempt to guess their identity and unmask them.
The Masked Singer was commissioned by Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Director of Tv and Siobhan Greene, ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning. Derek McLean and Daniel Nettleton will executive make alongside Claire Horton.
Siobhan Greene mentioned: “Not really typically, a show comes along that appears to abandon all the guidelines…. and this is it. The Masked Singer is original, bold, funny and a right guessing game, that we hope will have the nation hooked. We all loved it from the moment we saw it and are so excited to be bringing it to a UK audience.”