|Big Brother Vietnam (franchise)|
|Series Run||November 12, 2013 - January 14, 2014|
Người giấu mặt translated into Big Brother Vietnam (franchise) is the Vietnamese version of Big Brother.
The show launched on VTV6's primetime block from November 12, 2013 and ended on January 14, 2014. Twelve strangers were originally introduced, with one more housemate introduced as a replacement housemate after one walked out of the competition.
VTV reportedly dropped the franchise and won't be able to return for its second season.
After nearly 11 years, the idea of bringing Big Brother to Vietnam came into fruition through VTV6, the government-owned television broadcaster in Vietnam. and its production partner BHD.
It officially aired on VTV6 on November 12, 2013 where in 12 Vietnamese strangers were unveiled to the public and was sent to the Vietnamese Big Brother house.
With the prize of 2 Billion Vietnamese Dong (89500 USD), it was the largest prize a Vietnamese reality program ever had. According to BHD, the program is the most expensive ever to be produced by the said company with a production crew of 150 people and 12 international experts.
How It Works
Người giấu mặt is a Vietnamese version of the Big Brother reality television show based on the Dutch television series of the same name originally created in 1997 by John de Mol's company Endemol. The show is based on a group of strangers, known as Housemates, living together twenty-four hours a day in the "Big Brother" house, isolated from the outside world but under constant surveillance with no privacy for five months more.
The Vietnamese version only has one season, Người giấu mặt 1.