In one of the most ambitious, globe-trotting reality-competitions yet devised for television, Netflix, Sylvester Stallone and Dave Broome are working together on ‘Ultimate Beastmaster’…
Netflix is bringing together top tier competitors and athletes from around the world to compete in a new action-packed global competition series, featuring and produced by Sylvester Stallone (Creed, Grudge Match) and producer Dave Broome (The Biggest Loser, Strong).
Ultimate Beastmaster is the first international competition series of its kind with six customised local versions featuring local languages, competitors and hosts from each competing country. Those countries are: the US, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan. All ten episodes of the series will be made available at the same time globally on Netflix.
The 10-episode event series will feature 108 competitors, 18 from each country, in total. Each hour-long episode will feature twelve competitors, two from each country, who will take their shot at running one of the most physically-demanding obstacle courses ever devised: ‘The Beast’of the title. At the end of each episode, a ‘Beastmaster’ will be crowned, and in the final episode of the season, the nine individual winners from each episode will compete against each other for the chance to become the ‘Ultimate Beastmaster’ in the final, tenth episode of the series.
For each localised version in the US, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan, local celebrity hosts and popular athletes will provide commentary throughout the competition. The hosts for each country include the following:
US: Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Ridiculous Six), Charissa Thompson (Extra TV, Fox Sports)
Brazil: Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion), Rafinha Bastos (Comedian, Journalist and TV Personality)
South Korea: Seo Kyung Suk (Actor, Comedian and TV Host), Park Kyeong Rim (Actress, Comedian and TV Host)
Mexico: Ines Sainz (Journalist, Sportscaster & TV Host), Luis Ernesto Franco (Actor and Producer)
Germany: Hans Sarpei (Former Footballer, TV Personality), Luke Mockridge (Comedian)
Japan: Sayaka Akimoto (Actress), Yuji Kondo (Sports Anchor)
“I’m thrilled and honoured to partner with Netflix. Their trailblazing network is the perfect home for this ground-breaking global series,” said creator and executive producer Dave Broome. “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.”
“The invitation to partner with Netflix and mega-producer Dave Broome on this revolutionary concept was an opportunity I couldn’t resist,” says producer Sylvester Stallone. “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 unequaled in its daring creation and I am excited to be a part of it.”