Earlier this year it was announced that the beloved 90s game show The Crystal Maze would be returning on Channel 4 for a full series, with comedian/filmmaker Richard Ayoade at the helm. Today we get our first glimpse of the man in action.
In the new series, teams of five contestants will make their way through Aztec, Medieval, Future and Industrial zones of the maze before a final showdown in the iconic crystal dome.
Back in January, the announcement of the show’s return following a one-off Stand Up to Cancer special was met with great excitement on social media.
— The MilkThistle (@themilkthistle) January 17, 2017
Yes!!!! The Crystal Maze is back for a new series with Richard Ayoade as the Maze Master https://t.co/urSyazwKUx
— John Carmody (@techie_fan) January 18, 2017
Officially applied for Crystal Maze! Bring. It. On!
— P I N K S ???????? (@xohelloimclaire) January 18, 2017
Ayoade follows in the footsteps of Richard O’Brien, who hosted the original series back in the 90s, and writer/director Stephen Merchant, who hosted the one-off celebrity special last year.
The 20-episode series will air on Channel 4 later this year.