A BRUTAL new reality TV show set to be launched in Russia has sparked controversy after its rules promised to allow, The producers say: “Everything is allowed – Fighting, Alcohol, Murder, Rape, Smoking…anything.”
Game2: Winter, 30 contestants will have to survive nine months in temperatures of -50 degrees Celsius on a remote Siberian island in the Tomsk region. They will take part in quests, such as fighting bears and wolves, to win £1.38 million.
Over 2,000 cameras will be installed around the island, and each participant will have to wear a portable camera at all times. Game2: Winter will be broadcast 24/7 on Pyatkovsky’s online television channel, and people from anywhere in the world will be able to tune in and watch the action at any time, day or night.
“There is nothing like this show in the whole world. No-one has done it as a real thing where people will actually have to use every skill they ever gained, social, physical, psychological, to survive,” the Russian millionaire said. “You will be able to watch it from every corner of the world at any moment of the day and night, as you move, work, drink with your girlfriend in the bar, or relax with a cup of tea at the end of the day.”
Millionaire Organiser Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, 35, has said “he will not interfere if there is violence, rape or murder, but has stressed that participants will still be subject to Russian law”
The show will be watched in real-time with a paid-subscription by viewers who can vote and even fund a contestant. It has been compared to the dystopian Hunger Games trilogy in which children are selected to compete to the death.