ITV has dropped the first teaser for its horror/game show hybrid Release The Hounds. Created by Sony Pictures Television‘s Gogglebox, the one-hour show mixes the two genres by sending unsuspecting contestants into a forest at dusk as they seek out chests full of prize money. Among the scary challenges they face is reading bedtime stories in the “nursery from hell” which the clip below depicts. The ultimate challenge is to outrun a pack of hounds who are trained to guard the cash. Sony played up the show during the recent Mipcom TV market in Cannes where every evening at 5 PM the sound of hounds barking blared over the loudspeaker system at its beachside pavillion. A U.S. broadcaster has yet to board Release The Hounds, but it gets moving on the UK’s ITV2 on October 28th at 10 PM local.
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