Forget Ninja Warrior and Total Wipeout, Netflix is set to play host to a huge global competition featuring the world’s top athletes.
Ultimate Beastmaster will be the first international competition series of its kind, made up of six local versions – the US, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan – and featuring local languages, local celebrity hosts and local competitors.
Each hour-long episode will feature 12 wannabe-Beastmasters, two from each country, who will take on The Beast, “one of the most physically-demanding obstacle courses ever devised.” At the end of each episode, a Beastmaster will be crowned – and in the final episode, the nine winners will compete against each other for the chance to become the Ultimate Beastmaster.
Sylvester Stallone, who will produce and star, said: “The invitation to partner with Netflix and mega-producer Dave Broome on this revolutionary concept was an opportunity I couldn’t resist. The world will watch in awe as amazing competitors from around the globe overcome gruelling physical challenges – and in the process become champions and heroes. The course is unequalled in its daring creation and I am excited to be a part of it.”
“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,” added The Biggest Loser’s Dave Broome.