Peter Berg to Produce New Special Ops Reality Series ‘The Selection’ for History

“Experiment series” pushes 30 participants through tough challenges led by former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Green Berets

Last Updated: September 12, 2016 @ 1:06 PM

Peter Berg is looking for 30 good men and women.

The actor-director is an executive producer on “The Selection: Special Options Experiment,” a new unscripted challenge series from History, premiering Dec. 15.

“The Selection” will take 30 participants with no military background and run them through intense physical and mental challenges overseen by veterans of the Green Berets, Army Rangers and Navy SEALs. History will air eight episodes of what it calls an “experiment series.”

“Throughout the history of our nation, Special Operations training tactics has played an integral part in our military endeavors and this series gives viewers a rare glimpse into what it takes to be selected among the elite,” Paul Cabana, History’s Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, said in a statement.

“‘The Selection’ will offer civilians the unique opportunity to take part in an immersive, authentic course instructed by different branches leading together, while giving viewers insight into the origins of these challenges.”

The participants picked for the series will range in age from 21 to 45. The challenges will include tear gas, interrogation techniques and psychological warfare. There will be no cash prize.

“The Selection” will be produced by Berg’s Film 45 production company as well as Bunim/Murray Productions. The show is based on “SAS: Who Dares Wins,” a British series on Channel 4.

A veteran actor, Berg developed the TV series “Friday Night Lights” from the feature film, which he directed.