Deadline is reporting that SyFy has just picked up a new reality show based off a similar series from Chile.
The show, called “Opposite Worlds”, will be the first show that pits people against each other for a chance to either live in the past where every moment is a struggle or in a Utopian future where your dreams are a button push away.
The show will air twice a week for 6 weeks.
Here’s a more complete description of the show concept from Deadline.
In Opposite Worlds, twenty people from all walks of life are mixed together in two opposing teams that live in two distinctly different worlds – the Past and the Future. The Future is a Utopia where every wish can be granted with a push of a button; the Past is a constant struggle for survival. Each week, players compete in a series of challenges to determine who lives in the Past and who lives in the Future. “This groundbreaking, edgy program is a remarkable television experiment transporting the audience and the contestants into starkly opposite worlds, simultaneously,” said Syfy’s president of original content Mark Stern. This is Syfy’s second adaptation of a hit international reality series, following its success with Total Blackout.