Channel 4 has commissioned The Payback.
The show will follow people who either owe or are owed as they seek to repair either a relationship or their bank-balance. Production company Boundless has been enlisted to make a TX. pilot for the broadcaster.
“Three quarters of us have lent money to friends and family in the last year which inevitably can affect our relationships. It feels really timely to look at why we borrow and how we can pay it back in a mischievous and uplifting format.” – Hannah Wyatt, Boundless Managing Director
Channel 4 note that the show offers the chance to debtors to wave goodbye to guilt and do the right thing which results in some amazing reconciliations and thrilling reveals as people finally get repaid, sometimes unexpectedly.
Commissioned by Alex Menzies, Deputy Head of Features, the programme could see a title change before transmission.