Naked to co-produce remake of South-Korean music mystery format 'I Can See Your Voice' for BBC1
BBC1 has greenlit an adaptation of a South Korean format – CJ ENM’s I Can See Your Voice - following the success of ITV’s Masked Singer remake.
Since airing on South Korean network Mnet in 2015, it has sold to more than 10 territories, including Masked Singer US network Fox, which ordered it earlier this year. Masked Singer UK and US judge Ken Jeong is slated to host and exec-produce the US version.
Airing next year in the UK, the eight-parter involves a team of two players working out which of the mystery singers standing before them can sing, and which are tone deaf.
As the singers mime their way through lip-sync challenges, clues will be given to the contestants, who are helped along by a panel of celebrity experts.
At the end of the process, the teams pick an individual who they think will prove to be a ‘good’ singer who then performs a duet with a celebrity to reveal the truth.
If the players pick correctly they win a prize but if they’re wrong, the imposter pockets the cash.
BBC content director Charlotte Moore described the format as “addictive, fun and immersive”, while Thames managing director Amelia Brown called it “the ultimate play-along game the whole family can take part in”.
Moore ordered the series alongside entertainment controller Kate Phillips, with Thames’ Brown and Louise Hutchinson to exec produce and Naked’s Tom O’Brien acting as consultant exec producer.
The BBC commissioning editor is Rachel Ashdown, who recently returned to the corporation’s entertainment division after a three-month secondment with the EastEnders storyline team.
The move follows the success of the first series of ITV’s Masked Singer re-make, which entertained an average of 5.7m (30.4%) at the start of this year and has sold to Fox and a plethora of other global networks.