(August 12, 2014 – London) – A Spanish version of the long-running hit home-repair reality series “Cowboy Builders” has been commissioned by Atresmedia Group in Spain from Warner Bros. International Television Production. This is the fifth local adaptation of the hit U.K. series, following commissions in USA, Belgium, France and Sweden.
The show follows two presenters as they ride to the rescue of homeowners all over the country who have had their homes wrecked by corrupt building contractors. While one repairs the damage left behind with a dramatic home makeover, the other tracks down the rogue builder to confront them and stop them causing chaos elsewhere.
Originally produced in the U.K. by Ricochet (a Warner Bros. Television Productions U.K. company), the series has run from 2009 for nine seasons on Channel 5 with season 10 due to air early next year.
“‘Cowboy Builders’ has been a hit show for Channel 5 since its launch five years ago and in that time it has also travelled well internationally. Viewers enjoy seeing the bad guys being brought to justice alongside a glamorous home makeover. We are excited about seeing the most recent, Spanish version of the show” said Andrew Zein, Senior Vice President, Creative, Format Development and Sales, Warner Bros. International Television Production.
Carmen Ferreiro, Atresmedia Television Entertainment Programs Director comments: “This program is a format that fits very well in Atresmedia’s entertainment catalogue. It presents a perfect combination of helping people solve their problems whilst at the same time fighting back against corrupt behavior.”
Warner Bros. International Television Production:
Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is a leading global producer of local scripted and non-scripted television programming, with production companies in major television territories around the world.
With operations in 15 countries, including Warner Bros. Television Productions U.K. (formerly Shed Media), as well as Holland and Belgium (via its production company BlazHoffski) and 13 territories via its ownership of the Eyeworks Media Group (with operations in countries across Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand), the group produces over 1500 hours of television annually.
In those territories where WBITVP has a production company, it produces both original programming and local versions of scripted and non-scripted formats controlled by Warner Bros., including “The Bachelor,” “Celebrity Splash,” “Who Do You Think You Are?,” “Supernanny,” “ER,” “Gossip Girl” and “Nip/Tuck.” Where WBITVP has no local production capability, it licenses Warner Bros. formats to third parties.