What began as a trivia contest for pub patrons has become a Syfy game show. The cable net has ordered a round of Geeks Who Drink, a weekly series to be hosted by Zachary Levi. The Heroes Reborn star and Chuck alum also will executive produce the show under his Nerd Machine banner. Two teams of self-proclaimed “trivia geeks” will battle it out each week in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics ranging from pop culture to science fiction. Each team consists of three players – a celebrity team captain and two trivia pros. After three rounds, the winning team will earn prizes and a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leaderboard.
Produced by Kinetic Contact and Condé Nast Entertainment, Geeks Who Drink premieres July 16. Chris Coelen, Karrie Wolfe, Corin Nelson, Dawn Ostroff, Joe LaBracio and David Coleman also exec produce.
“Not only is Zachary a spectacular talent both in front of and behind the camera, he lives and breathes geekdom and is a true pioneer in bringing the nerd community together,” said Heather Olander, Syfy’s SVP Alternative Programming and Development. “Zachary has the unparalleled ability to introduce the beloved bar game to the masses, inviting viewers at home to experience the infectious joy of the game for themselves.”
Said Zachary: “Geeks Who Drink is such a fresh take on the game show genre and something that we at the Nerd Machine believe will resonate with everyone who loves trivia and pop culture.”