Dwayne Johnson is set to star in and executive produce The Titan Games, a new physical competition series, which has received a 10-episode order by NBC. Johnson made the announcement during an appearance on the post-Super Bowl edition of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Johnson said that he got the inspiration for The Titan Games from “his favorite show”, American Ninja Warrior, which led to him partnering with that series’ producer, A. Smith & Co., and network, NBC.
“We wanted to create a new kind of athletic competition unlike anything ever attempted before,” he said.
The Titan Games, from Universal Television Alternative Studio (World of Dance), A. Smith & Co. and Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions, offers everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in epic head-to-head challenges designed to test mind, body and heart.
In each episode, competitors from across America will step inside an arena and put themselves to the ultimate test by facing one of six reigning Titans. If a contender can defeat one of the existing Titans, they will take their place as a member of the elite Titan group. Once one becomes a Titan, they will need to be victorious every week to remain at the top. The season finale will end with an epic battle where the Titans compete against one another in hopes to become the last male and female standing.
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Dwayne Johnson, Arthur Smith, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Toby Gorman serve as executive producers for the series.
In addition to hit American Ninja Warrior, which originated on cable network G4 before migrating to NBC, the broadcast network has aired two other short-lived reality competition series featuring amateur athletes, the 2008 American Gladiators and 2016 Strong.
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