We love anything which even looks vaguely like Gladiators.
So we’re excited about The Titan Games, an athletic new game show that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has created and presented. Set in an arena (made to look like a Roman amphitheater), ordinary people are facing grueling physical challenges to be called titans.
A bit like Ninja Knight but even tougher.
Here’s what you need to know about the new show and where to watch it in the UK.
What is The Games of the Titan?
This competitive reality show is a test of strength, agility, and pure willpower.
The series, which is Dwayne’s brainchild ‘The Rock’ Johnson, sees ordinary people with a passion for sport pushing themselves within a series of intense challenges to their physical limits, filmed in an arena with a live studio audience. Includes teachers, dentists, bankers, and paramedics. And it’s not just a fit young twenty subjecting competition-a grandma is one of the competitors.
As Dwayne explains in the trailer, I wanted to create the most epic and insane athletic competition ever conceived. Any challenge that the competitors face is inspired by the workouts that fuelled me, the struggles I’ve experienced, and the disciplines I believe in.
Who is Johnson’s Dwayne?
Better known as ‘The Hammer,’ in The Mummy Returns, Dwayne is a former WWE wrestler and movie star. He is perhaps best known for being part of the eye-watering successful Fast & Furious franchise, and is one of the highest-paid actors in the world, even though he will not be in Fast & Furious 9, famously.
When is The Titan Games going to be on UK TV?
The good news is you needn’t wait long to watch this series. It will come to Netflix on June 1st.
The program has also screened in the States and a second season has been re-commissioned.
What is it they are winning?
The classic combination of glory and cold, hard cash: a man and a woman will be named Titan Champions and walk away in their back pocket with $100,000.