Some games lend themselves perfectly to movies or tv. They’ve got strong stories, which can be translated into other media. Whether or not that’s done successfully can be left up to interpretation. Candy Crush doesn’t have a story, but it is getting a tv show, in the form of a live action game show produced by CBS.
“We are huge fans of Candy Crush and, like so many others, we know the ‘rush’ of advancing to the next level of the game,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment in an official release. “We’re excited to work with Lionsgate and King to adapt one of the world’s most popular and entertaining game franchises for television and make it available to its massive, passionate fan base who can watch and play along at home.”
In the game show teams of two will compete using “their wits and physical agility” to solve puzzles that will take place on a huge Candy Crush game board. It’s actually not all that outlandish sounding. There have definitely been weirder game shows.
If you happen to one of the four people on the planet who don’t know what Candy Crush is, it’s a match-three game where you match different types of candy to accomplish certain goals. It’s been a massive success. So massive in fact that the game’s developer, King was purchased by Activision for almost $6 billion.
No release date was given for the game show, so you’ll just have to get your fix by playing the real thing.