Tuesday, May 7, 2024


After a strand of international commissions of the format were announced in Belgium last year following the premiere on VTM, the Dutch version of Destination X is now set to launch Friday in a key primetime slot on RTL4. It is being produced by Villain Studios. Five other versions, including American, British and German adaptations, are currently in different stages of production, marking a total of seven commissions for the format. In Belgium, its home territory, a second season is in the works.


Viewers in The Netherlands will be treated to 10  episodes of mindblowing gameplay against the backdrop of amazing European scenery, hosted by well known actor Nasrdin Dchar.


In ‘Destination X’, 10 contestants embark on the road trip of a lifetime. They board the innovative Destination X Bus, where nothing is what it seems. Not only do the windows on the bus have black-out blinds, reality is regularly tweaked to mislead the contestants as well as the viewers at home. Every bit of information always comes with a clue designed to help the contestants and viewers decide if they can trust what they see. They need to be on top of their game at all times because at the end of each episode, every contestant needs to mark where they think they are. The contestant who places their X furthest away from the actual location has to leave the game and, alas, loses their chance to win a cash prize. Only the last surviving participants get to search for the location of the host, who communicates with them using state-of-the-art drones and other smart technical devices, all from his secret command post ‘Destination X’. 


‘Destination X’ is created and produced by the award-winning Belgian production company Geronimo, which previously created ‘The Big Job Switch’ and ‘Doctor Davy’.