NETFLIX UNLEASHES THE BEAST, CREATING THE FIRST-EVER GLOBAL ON-DEMAND COMPETITION SERIES ULTIMATE BEASTMASTER FROM SYLVESTER STALLONE AND DAVE BROOME
Contestants and hosts From U.S., Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan will come together in a thrilling face-off
Beverly Hills, Calif., May 9, 2016 -- Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV network, is bringing together top tier competitors and athletes from several countries 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 customized local versions featuring local languages, competitors and hosts from each competing country. Those countries are: U.S., Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan. All ten episodes of the series will be made available at the same moment globally on Netflix.
The 10-episode event series will feature 108 competitors, 18 from each country, in total. Each hour-long episode will feature 12 competitors, two from each country, who will take their shot at running one of the most physically demanding obstacle courses ever devised, “The Beast.” 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 for one contestant to become the Ultimate Beastmaster.
For each localized version in the U.S., 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:
U.S.: 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 Soccer Player, TV Personality), Luke Mockridge (Comedian)
Japan: Sayaka Akimoto (Actress), Yuji Kondo (Sports Anchor)
"I’m thrilled and honored 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 grueling 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."
“As a global internet TV network, Netflix can uniquely create a compelling event that pits great competitors from six countries against one another, with commentators that audiences from these countries love and then unleash all of the episodes, at once, in multiple languages for our members to enjoy no matter where they are,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President, International Originals. “With Sylvester Stallone and Dave Broome at the helm, it’s going to be outrageously fun.”
Stallone and Broome both serve as executive producers on the series. Ultimate Beastmaster is produced by 25/7 Productions and Dave Broome for Netflix.
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