Commissioning Editor Tina Flintoff says, “I’m delighted we’re commissioning a second series of What Happens in Kavos…. The show has caught the imagination of our core audience of 16-34 year olds and has generated an interesting debate about the lives and loves of young Brits who seem to be seeking more extreme ways to keep themselves entertained than ever before”.
The first series offered a startling view of Kavos last summer through the eyes of the young Brits who go there to work and play and the locals who host them. The programmes offered a glimpse into what really happens in this hedonist party resort where temptation is rife and normal rules most definitely do not apply.
The first two episodes averaged 2.2m/11.3% for all individuals. They both won the slot for 16-34’s, episode one drawing in 0.9m/21.4% and episode two 0.8m/20.9% – beating all terrestrial competitors. All three films proved a massive hit on twitter. Both episodes were the most tweeted about TV shows of the day – 86,000 tweets for the first episode and 62,000 for the second, ahead of Celebrity Big Brother and EastEnders.
Series Two will delve deeper into the lives of these young holiday making Brits who want hardcore hedonism on a budget. Once again, there’ll be round-the-clock access to the bars and clubs that line the strip, the infamous booze cruises and to the health professionals who pick up the pieces when things go horribly wrong. Like last time the material will be peppered with intimate and revelatory interviews with the holiday makers, young workers and the locals.
Simon Dickson, Managing Director at Dragonfly said: “A lot of late nights went in to producing ‘What Happened In Kavos’ so everyone at Dragonfly was delighted when it performed so well. The C4 Fact Ent team were great to work with, they really encouraged us to bring a fresh perspective to the well-worn territory of ‘ young Brits on holiday. Together, we’ve created a show that we think manages to be simultaneously eye-popping and classy”.
The series has been commissioned by Head of Factual Entertainment, Liam Humphreys and Commissioning Editor, Tina Flintoff. The production company is Dragonfly and the Executive Producer is Tamara Abood, Dragonfly’s Head of Factual Entertainment. Filming will be during the summer of 2013 and the series is set to go out in 2014.