Netflix commissions it’s first ‘reality tv show’…
I’m sure this is a sign of the oncoming apocalypse… Netflix has apparently commissioned it’s first ‘reality tv show’ entitled Ultimate Beastmaster.
The show is being produced by Sylvester Stallone and The Biggest Loser’s David Broome, and will be an international sporting competition featuring athletes from U.S., Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan. Each week over the 10 episode run, 2 competitors from each country will compete in “one of the most physically demanding obstacle courses ever devised” called “The Beast”. The 9 winners of the first 9 episodes will compete in the final show for the Ultimate Beastmaster title.
Creator and executive producer Dave Broome stated “I’m thrilled and honoured to partner with Netflix. Their trailblazing network is the perfect home for this ground-breaking global series. I’m excited for viewers to see extraordinary men and women from around the world try and tackle this amazing physical course in the guise of a jaw-dropping modern monster — The Beast.”
As this is Netflix, there is some customisation for each of the countries, so each area will have their own local hosts. In the case of the US/English language version, the hosts will be Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Terry Crews, and US sportscaster Charissa Thompson. Presumably that will be the version we get. Netflix have said that all ten episodes of the series will be made available at the same moment globally, which to us seems to rather mess with the whole reality tv dynamic, so it’ll be interesting to see how well it works for them.
Stallone and Broome both serve as executive producers on the series. Ultimate Beastmaster is produced by 25/7 Productions and Dave Broome for Netflix.