Image Credit: Tyler HendersonStep aside, Jackass — the Dudesons have arrived. On May 6, MTV will premiere its latest guys-with-too-much-testosterone-doing-crazy-stunts reality series, called The Dudesons in America, and EW.com has an exclusive first look at the show’s explosive (literally) trailer.
Produced by Jackass‘ Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine, Dudesons in America documents the don’t-try-this-at-home antics of four Finnish friends as they attempt to make their way in America by, you know, outrunning tigers, stepping into a bullring while walking on stilts, or standing on top of a seven-story building as it’s being demolished. “It’s Jackass meets Borat,” says the group’s 29-year-old ringleader, Jukka Hilden (pictured, left). “We try to live the American Dream while struggling to find our place in this society. And we do all these American things, like trying to become the first Finnish Native Americans, or creating a military for America against their evil northern neighbors, Canada.”
The group consists of Jukka, Jarppi, Jarno, and HP, who have been exhibiting an appetite for extreme stunts since their childhood in Seinäjoki, Finland. “It all started with us skateboarding and snowboarding,” says Hilden. “At some point, we noticed that we’re way better at falling off the board than actually doing a trick on it.” By 2001, they launched their own Finnish TV show, Extreme Duudsonit, and in 2006, an international version of the program, The Dudesons, started airing on Spike. And now, with their own American show, the Dudesons can injure their bodies in ways never before possible. “In Finland, we had these huge, crazy ideas, but we never had the budget,” says Hilden. “Doing a show for MTV opens up all these new opportunities to really do our wildest dreams. I think there’s magic to come from it.” Yeah, and a gazillion trips to the hospital.
Below, check out the exclusive trailer for The Dudesons in America, which will debut May 6 at 10 p.m. on MTV: