Sylvester Stallone will produce and appear on a new Netflix competition series entitled “Ultimate Beastmaster,” the streaming service announced Monday.
The series will take place around the world, featuring six customized versions using local languages, competitors and hosts from each competing country: 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, running “The Beast” — one of the most physically demanding obstacle courses ever devised.
At the end of each episode, a Beastmaster will be crowned. 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.
Stallone and Dave Broome both serve as executive producers on the series, which is produced by 25/7 Productions and Broome for Netflix. This is the latest reality competition series Stallone has tackled, with “S.T.R.O.N.G.” premiering on NBC in April. He also produced and hosted “The Contender” back in 2006.
“The invitation to partner with Netflix and mega-producer Dave Broome on this revolutionary concept was an opportunity I couldn’t resist,” Stallone said. “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.”
For each localized version, local celebrity hosts and popular athletes will provide commentary throughout the competition. The hosts for each country include the following:
United States.: Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Ridiculous Six”), Charissa Thompson (“Extra TV,” Fox Sports)
Brazil: Anderson Silva (former 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)