Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga

'Candy Crush Saga' is to be turned into a TV game show.

US channel CBS have announced the popular app is to be transformed onto the small screen for a one-hour, live-action programme.

According to TV Line, the 'Candy Crush' show will consist of two teams who have to use their "wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology".

Candy Crush Saga creator Sebastian Knutsson will be the executive producer on the show alongside Matt Kunitz, Nicki Sheard, Peter Levin and Russell Binder.

A host will be found at some point.

A staggering 18 billion rounds of the mobile game, which was first released in 2012, are said to be played every month, it is estimated.

The puzzle game tasks players with matching up coloured sweets.

This comes just over six months after it was revealed the title is to be turned into a monthly magazine called Candy Crush Puzzles.

Magazine publishers Puzzler Media have teamed up with King on the title, and Managing Director Neil Flock is delighted the game is expanding into print.

He said: "We know the millions of 'Candy Crush' fans across the globe love puzzles so we've used the best brains in the business to create some unique, never-seen-before puzzles exclusively for this magazine."

King's licensing director Claes Kalborg said: "It perhaps bucks a trend for technology to be reversed this way, but it makes a lot of sense for these two worlds to come together. We're excited about taking 'Candy Crush' to the UK in printed form."