Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?
Dwayne Johnson will be producing and starring in a new show for NBC called The Titan Games – an athletic competition in the vein of shows like Ultimate Beastmaster.
Variety reports that NBC has ordered 10 episodes, and Johnson will be producing alongside Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, and Toby Gorman.
Challengers from across the US will compete against one of six Titans in an arena, and if they emerge victorious, they’ll take the place of the reigning Titan.
The finale will see the six Titans face off to become the ultimate winner.
“It’s an incredible opportunity for people with stories like you and me to be able to shine in a platform that really has never been attempted before,” said Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studios.
“And obviously having Dwayne Johnson as the heart and soul of the show and Arthur Smith, who is the world’s leading producer of physical competitions that are the blending of entertainment and sport, we just couldn’t be more thrilled to be putting this package together.”
Filming is scheduled to start in September. A premiere date has yet to be announced.
Shabana is a freelance writer who enjoys JRPGs, wine, and not finishing games. Follow her on Twitter.