The network is lining up British actor Danny Dyer to host the non-TX pilot, which is understood to be filming on the set of one of the European adaptations of the format. It would become the most high-profile international adaptation of the NBC series, which has been remade in multiple territories including Germany and France.
The Wall is quiz that requires both the right answers and the right bounces in order to win a major cash prize. A combination of quiz, luck and strategy set against the background of a highly dramatic and interactive set piece, a pair of teammates must work together to tackle the mammoth wall. The two-person teams related by family, friendship or life experience compete for a cash prize. If a question is answered correctly a green ball falls down the five-story wall, adding the value of the slot to the players’ winning total. If it’s wrong, a red ball will fall and deduct the value from the team.
The U.S version, which is hosted by Chris Hardwick, has a cash prize of $12M. The BBC will not have quite as much on the line (as it’s a publicly funded entity).
The Wall was developed by Glassman Media in conjunction with CORE Media and produced in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio. The NBC version is executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Andrew Glassman and Hardwick.
Dyer is becoming a firm favorite with the BBC; he recently starred in factual series Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family. The Wall will not impact his role on the long-running BBC soap EastEnders.
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