Sylvester Stallone is coming soon to Netflix but not as an actor but a producer. Apparently, the “Creed” actor will be producing a reality TV show that has the DNA of “Survivor” on Netflix officially titled as “Ultimate Beastmaster.”
The TV series is an obstacle course competition with contestants from six countries. The international nature of the show is the reason why “Ultimate Beastmaster” shall be available in six versions, featuring local hosts and languages for the US, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Brazil, and Germany, details KSL.com.
The streaming service will promote “Ultimate Beastmaster” as a global competition with local flair.
More than looking like the new brand of “Survivor” on TV, “Ultimate Beastmaster” is actually similar in some ways with “Wipeout” and “American Ninja Warrior” and it will primarily feature contestants trying to overcome a difficult obstacle course which is to be called as ‘The Beast.’
Staying behind the scenes
Stallone will be producing the show along with the executive producer of “The Biggest Loser,” another reality TV show.
The 69-year-old Hollywood veteran action star would not be appearing in the TV series and would just be staying behind the scenes but Netflix is reportedly planning something that would surprise the viewers of “Ultimate Beastmaster” in the future.
Reports also have it that the US version of “Ultimate Beastmaster” shall have Terry Crews and Charissa Thompson as hosts. Crews is a protégé of Stallone and he was quoted as saying in a previous interview that whatever Sly wants him to do in whatever project, he will abide because he considers the actor as his father in the business.
The “Ultimate Beastmaster” will run for 10 episodes where it shall have a total of 108 contestants evenly split among the six hosting countries. The final episode will bring together the winners for the first nine episodes, details The Verge.
An individual’s episode winner is to be called a ‘Beastmaster,’ while the finale’s winner shall be named as the “Ultimate Beastmaster.”
A revolutionary concept
Netflix announced on May 16 that Sylvester Stallone might also be featured in some way on the show.
The producers actually started recruiting contestants for “Ultimate Beastmaster” as early as February and taping for the episodes is reportedly set to begin later this month.
Netflix has not announced a release date for the new reality TV series but it said that all 10 episodes will be released simultaneously, consistent with the streaming service’s binge-friendly strategy.
In a statement issued to the media about the “Ultimate Beastmaster,” Stallone is apparently proud of his involvement in the TV series and called it a revolutionary concept.
Meanwhile, Yondu, played by Michael Rooker, and his Ravagers, were part-villains and part-heroes in “Guardians of the Galaxy” when it was shown in 2014. They were, after all, space missionaries, and they give their loyalties to whoever gives the better opportunity to get something good in return.
But they only played second fiddle to Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt, and the Guardians, who are the main protagonists of the film.
However, it seems that the Ravagers would have a meatier role in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” as reports have it that Sylvester Stallone will be joining them.
In fact, the veteran action star was recently spotted filming on the Atlanta set of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” where he was seen wearing an armor of some kind.
He was also spotted leaving the same hotel where the rest of the cast is staying, with a script on his hand.
Reports also have it that Stallone has already completed filming some of his scenes in the movie already. However, there is still no other information about the name of his role, the purpose and how his character will play out in the Marvel movie.
The tipster who gave the information revealed that Stallone’s costume looks a lot like Judge Dredd, a role which the actor played in 1995.