A new Russian reality show Game2:Winter, which pits contestants against the Siberian wilderness will allow murder and rape. The show will strand 30 contestants for nine months in the Siberian wilderness, where temperatures drop as low as -40F (-40C).
An advert for the show, quoted in the Guardian, said contestants had been given consent that they could be “maimed, even killed”.
“Everything is allowed. Fighting, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything,” the ad said.
Contestants in Game2: Winter will have to contend with the harsh Siberian wilderness.
Contestants will sign a waiver acknowledging that they might be raped or killed. However, that doesn’t mean they’ll get away with murder; the rules also state that police are free to arrest anyone who commits a crime on the show.
“You must understand that the police will come and take you away,” the rules state. “We are on the territory of Russia, and obey the laws of the Russian Federation.”
“You should also keep in mind that this will be a real forest, with dangerous wildlife and harmful insects.”
The Siberia Times reports that contestants will be allowed knives but not guns. They will be given survival training before they’re deployed, and can have up to 100kg of gear. The winner will take home more than $2.3 million – but to earn it, they may have to take on the wolves and bears that inhabit the area.
The show will broadcast 24/7, and won’t have cameramen; instead, each contestant will be armed with a personal camera, and there will be 2000 other cameras scattered across the show’s area.
The show is the brainchild of entrepreneur Yevgeny Pyatkovsky who says he “will refuse any claim of participants even if they were to be killed or raped”.
“The show promises to be international,” Pyatkovsky said. “Five countries have already expressed the desire to broadcast it for their audiences.”
Contestants must be over 18 and “mentally sane”. Pyatkovsky claims that 60 people have already applied, including one American.
This article originally appeared in the Guardian