First trailer: Netflix's epic obstacle course series
Look out, American Ninja Warrior. Netflix is raising the bar for extreme obstacle course competition series with its upcoming series, Ultimate Beastmaster, and EW has the first trailer exclusively:
The program marks the streaming service’s first-ever original competition series. Like with NBC’s long-running summer hit, ultra-fit athletes compete against a large, insanely difficult obstacle course. But unlike Ninja Warrior, Ultimate Beastmaster will be an international competition filming in six different countries (U.S., Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany, and Japan) and featuring local languages, hosts, and 18 competitors from each nation.
Another huge difference is the course itself. As you can see from the trailer, the structure looks like a dramatic upgrade from the Ninja course, which swaps out obstacles each year but has kept a rather minimalist design. The new series is executive produced by Sylvester Stallone and David Broome (The Biggest Loser, Strong). We’re told their course represents the largest consecutive set ever built for an unscripted TV series anywhere in the world — 600 feet long, 80 feet wide and nearly 80 feet tall. The tagline: “No Trophies for Participation.”
All 10 episodes of Ultimate Beastmaster premiere on Netflix on Feb. 24. Each hour-long episode will feature 12 competitors, two from each country, who will take their shot at running the course. At the end of each episode, a “Beastmaster” will be crowned and, in the final episode of the season, the nine individual winners from each episode will compete against each other.