The concept for the Ultimate Beastmaster is not entirely new. Yet the plans of Netflix for its first venture into reality TV could make it stand out among the rest.
Reality TV will welcome Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster show on February 24 to a worldwide audience. Hence, it promises to be bigger than any reality competition series viewers have seen to date.
Indeed, the confidence of Netflix in its latest venture appears strong. Apparently, the Ultimate Beastmaster season 2 was already ordered and shot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Details of Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster TV Series
The concept for the Ultimate Beastmaster would seem reminiscent of American Ninja Warrior or even Wipeout, /Film noted. As such, audiences will see athletes go through an arduous physical challenge. However, the 10-episode series promises to take the reality TV genre to the next level.
For starters, it will feature a 600-foot long obstacle course aptly called The Beast. According to Terry Crews in the teaser trailer for the TV series, it would seem not many have been able to complete level 2 of the monstrous course.
Secondly, it brings together 108 contestants from six different countries namely the U.S., Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan. As a result, six different versions of the Ultimate Beastmaster will stream in each respective country. Moreover, six pairs of commentators will take part to enrich viewers’ experience in each locale.
- U.S.: Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Charissa Thompson (Fox Sports)
- Brazil: Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion) and Rafinha Bastos (TV personality)
- South Korea: Seo Kyung Suk (TV host) and Park Kyeong Rim (actress)
- Mexico: Ines Sainz (sportscaster) and Luis Ernesto Franco (actor)
- Germany: Hans Sarpei (soccer star) and Luke Mockridge (comedian)
- Japan: Sayaka Akimoto (actress), Yuji Kondo (sports anchor)
Consequently, its global scale could be the biggest challenge for the Ultimate Beastmaster. Nonetheless, producer David Broome (The Biggest Loser, Strong) seems confident about the reality competition’s success.
Possible Ace in the Hole for the Ultimate Beastmaster
“I believe this will be a game-changer within the industry. It’s not just that it’s the first reality competition for Netflix, this is a reality competition filmed at a scope, scale and creative design that is tailor-made for a global platform like Netflix,” Broome said.
Yet perhaps what is most interesting about the Ultimate Beastmaster is the participation of Sylvester Stallone, albeit behind the scenes as Broome’s co producer. Indeed, his tough guy screen image could possibly bode well for the series. Hence, Netflix might have a blockbuster hit already.
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Video source: YouTube/Netflix US & Canada