The major game show of the 90s is rebooted

It has been announced that a major game show from the 90s will be restarted in 2023. The BBC has revealed plans to bring back Gladiatorswho was well known in the United States as American Gladiators. “The Saturday night staple will return with an 11-episode series, produced by Hungry Bear Media and MGM Television UK, and will welcome a whole new generation of superhumans who will take on the contestants in the ultimate test of speed and strength,” , the BBC said in a press release.

The rebooted series “will include new games alongside classic challenges, culminating at the end of each episode with fan favorite The Eliminator.” The BBC adds that “viewers can expect to feel the power of the Gladiators again and take on the challenge of champions later in 2023”. Speaking about the new series, Kate Phillips — Director of Unscripted at the BBC — says: “Gladiators is back and a whole new generation of viewers can now look forward to watching a Saturday night show like no other. Will the suitors have the will and skills to succeed against our mighty new gladiators? You’ll have to log in to find out!”

Scot Cru, Executive Vice President of Global Formats and Unscripted Content, MGM Television, added: “Gladiators is a format that resonates with viewers around the world. We are delighted to bring this revered series to the BBC and look forward to showcasing our British gladiators.” Dan Baldwin, Managing Director of Hungry Bear, also issued a statement, saying: “It’s the perfect time to Gladiators to return. What other show combines electric excitement, superheroes, giant sponge fingers, elite athletes and a dash of pantomime? Watch out for the new breed of superhuman, oversized superstars bursting onto your screens on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.”

Dom Bird, Senior Vice President of MGM International Unscripted Television, said: “MGM UK is incredibly excited to deliver a huge show with the breadth, energy and drama that Saturday nights on BBC One are made. It will be an epic series, pushing our next-level Gladiators and competitors to the limits of their physical abilities.” The new show is set to begin filming” at the Utilita Arena Sheffield in 2023 and further information on the series, including broadcast details, will be announced in due course”. At the moment, no specific premiere date has been announced, but we can assume that the show could be on track for the 2023-2024 TV season. .

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