El Puente (TV series)

El Puente (The Bridge) is a Spanish reality television series in which a group of contestants is challenged to work together as a team in order to build a bridge.[1][2]

El Puente
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TV series poster
GenreReality television
Presented byPaula Vázquez
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16
ProducerZeppelin TV
Running time50 minutes
DistributorEndemol Shine Group
Original network#0
Original release29 May 2017 (2017-05-29) –
23 September 2018 (2018-09-23)

Created and produced by Zeppelin TV (part of Endemol Shine Iberia), the first season aired on #0 from 29 May 2017 to 17 July 2017.[3] It was filmed in the Argentinian Patagonia. The series was renewed for a second season, which was filmed in Vietnam, and all of its episodes were made available on VOD on 23 September 2018.[4][5] The series was hosted by Paula Vázquez.


In the first season, a group of fifteen strangers was brought together and challenged to build a bridge to an island 300 meters away in 30 days. If they were successful, each contestant had to vote on who deserved to receive the €100,000 prize that was kept there. The person with the most votes had then to decide whether to keep it for themselves or share it among the group.[6]

In the second season, two competing groups were introduced, among other twists. Each group consisted of seven people and had to build a bridge of 400 meters in 20 days.[7]

Series overviewEdit

List of seasons
Season Premiere date Finale date Location Prize
1 May 29, 2017 July 17, 2017 Patagonia, Argentina €100,000
2 September 23, 2018 Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam

International adaptationsEdit

The French adaptation of the show, titled The Bridge : Le Trésor de Patagonie and hosted by Stéphane Rotenberg, premiered on M6 on 3 January 2019.[6][8] A British adaptation, titled The Bridge and narrated by James McAvoy, was produced by Workerbee for Channel 4 in 2020.[9] A Brazilian adaptation was produced for HBO Max in 2021.[10]

Country Name Boardcaster Premiere Finale Host(s) Winners
  Australia The Bridge Paramount+ TBD TBD TBD Season 1, 2022:
  Brazil A Ponte: The Bridge Brasil HBO Max June 9, 2022[11] TBA Murilo Rosa Season 1, 2022: TBA
  France The Bridge : Le Trésor de Patagonie M6 January 3, 2019 January 24, 2019[a][13] Stéphane Rotenberg Season 1, 2019: Jill
  United Kingdom The Bridge (1)
The Bridge: Race to a Fortune (2)
Channel 4 October 11, 2020[14] James McAvoy (2020)(narrator)
AJ Odudu (2022)
Aldo Kane (2022)
Series 1, 2020: Julie
(Gave half the money to Sly)[15]
Series 2, 2022: Upcoming series[16]


  1. ^ Due to poor ratings, M6 cancelled airing episodes at 8:50 PM. Shows 3, 4 and 5, which were initially to be aired on January 17, January 24, January 31 were instead aired during the second part of the evening on January 17 and January 24.[12]


  1. ^ "'El puente', el primer 'reality' que parece cine". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ Álvarez, Isra (24 May 2017). "'El Puente': un espectacular formato entre reality y documental con Paula Vázquez". 20 minutos (in Spanish).
  3. ^ Rus, Óscar (19 July 2017). "David Adán, ganador de "El Puente" (#0): "Es una película con final feliz"". ABC (in Spanish).
  4. ^ Hergar, Paula (7 June 2018). "Vuelve El Puente en Vietnam: primeras imágenes de la segunda temporada". eldiario.es (in Spanish).
  5. ^ "La segunda edición de 'El Puente' se estrena al completo el 23 de septiembre". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). 11 September 2018.
  6. ^ a b Watson, Ryan (28 June 2018). "M6 builds its own Bridge with Endemol Shine". C21Media.
  7. ^ Mingo, Alicia. "Paula Vázquez regresa con 'El puente 2' a Movistar+ y nos habla de lo nuevo de '¡Fama!'". Teleprograma. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  8. ^ "The Bridge : destination, règles… tout sur le nouveau jeu d'aventure de M6". programme-tv.net (in French). Télé-Loisirs. February 15, 2018.
  9. ^ Wiseman, Andreas. "James McAvoy To Narrate Channel 4 Reality Show 'The Bridge'". deadline.com. Deadline Hollywood.
  10. ^ Viana, Victor. "HBO Max anuncia "The Bridge Brasil" com Pepita e mais personalidades". portalpopline.com (in Portuguese).
  11. ^ "New survival reality show, "A PONTE: THE BRIDGE BRASIL", premieres june 9 on HBO Max". Benzinga. 26 May 2022. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  12. ^ "Déprogrammation TV - Faute d'audience, M6 retire The Bridge et Les Reines des Enchères". www.programme-television.org. 13 January 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  13. ^ Telestar.fr (2019-01-14). "Déprogrammation de The Bridge : déçus, les candidats réagissen... - Télé Star". www.telestar.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  14. ^ "The Bridge episode 1 viewers confused by lack of bridge-building". Digital Spy. October 11, 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  15. ^ "Channel 4's The Bridge reveals winners in twist-filled finale". Digital Spy. November 2, 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  16. ^ "AJ Odudu hosts The Bridge for tropical second season". Radio Times. 26 January 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2022.

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