MTV ANNOUNCES PROVOCATIVE NEW SURVIVAL SERIES "STRANDED WITH A MILLION DOLLARS"
New Reality Series Debuts Tuesday, February 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV
NEW YORK, NY - January 18, 2017 - MTV today announced, "Stranded with a Million Dollars," a thought-provoking new survivalist series, which will force a group of young adventurers to literally answer the question, "How much would you pay to survive?" The 10-episode season of "Stranded with a Million Dollars" premieres Tuesday, February 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
The series drops 10 adventurers on an island with nothing but the clothes on their backs and $1 million in cash. Those who survive for 40 days filled with gut-wrenching journeys and demanding physical challenges will split the money as their prize. The catch? They can buy all of the survival supplies and creature comforts they desire, but everything is crazy expensive (think $30K for a tent), all decisions to make a purchase require a group majority and the cost comes out of their shared prize money.
The participants are free to leave the island at any point by shooting a flare gun indicating they're ready to throw in the towel and leave their pride and accumulated cash behind. Friends and foes are forced to work together in an intense group dynamic that tests psychological limits, pushes personalities to the brink and leaves everyone wondering who, if anyone, will make it to the end in this genre-busting series that would leave Katniss Everdeen breathless and the Lord of the Flies boys running for the hills.
Adding a modern spin to the survival show construct, "Stranded with a Million Dollars" relies on retrofitted drone cameras and robo-cam technology for principle photography. The unique fly-on-the wall result provides a rarely seen perspective for viewers, while truly adding a layer of isolation for the survivors as they fight brutal conditions... and each other.
"Stranded with a Million Dollars" is produced by Tollbooth TV - Concept By and Executive Produced by Kevin Lee. John Davis served as Executive-in-Charge.
Meet the Cast of "Stranded with a Million Dollars":
Alex, 24 - South Burlington, VT, Insta: AlexApple7
Alonzo, 23 - Buffalo, NY, Insta: iamluckyvalentine
Ashley, 24 - Media, PA, Insta: themercinater
Bria, 20 - Los Angeles, CA, Insta: Naomibria
Christopher, 19 - Watertown, MA, Insta: Uncle_christopher69
Cody, 22 - San Antonio, TX, Insta: CodyThrive
Eilish, 22 - Bloomfield, NM, tewsdaykate
Gina, 25 - San Diego, CA, Insta: ginabaybay
Michael, 18 - Palo Alto, CA, Insta: Schuurthang
Makani, 21 - Venice Beach, CA, Insta: makanime
Join in the "Stranded with a Million Dollars" social conversation on Twitter and Instagram with #Stranded; follow the show's Facebook page.
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About Tollbooth TV:
Tollbooth TV is a reality TV production company founded in 2008 by Kevin Lee on the principle that "real reality is better than scripted." We are focused on creating high-concept formats and ensemble docuseries. In addition to "Stranded With a Million Bucks" (MTV), Tollbooth has produced such series as "Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love" (Oxygen) and "Coach Charming" (TLC), as well as programming for Bravo, MTV, Spike, E!, VH1 and The Food Network. Prior to launching Tollbooth, Kevin Lee executive produced and show ran "The Real World," "The Simple Life," and "The Real Housewives of Orange County." John Davis joined Tollbooth as partner and executive-in-charge in 2016. He previously served as EIC for "Kitchen Nightmares," "Sports Science" and "Sports Junkies."