‘American Ninja Warrior’ Team Brings New Competition Series to NBC, ‘Spartan Race’

NBC has greenlit a new reality competition, “Spartan Race,” based on the popular obstacle race. The network made the announcement Wednesday.

The series, which has just begun casting, hails from the producers of “American Ninja Warrior.”

“Spartan Race” is described as the ultimate team competition, bringing together friends, families and co-workers to race across specially designed Spartan courses, battling over mud, water and fire for a chance to win a large cash prize. Each team will be comprised of five competitors — two men, two women and one Spartan athlete.

Spartan Race is is the world’s leading obstacle race company with more than 120 events in 20 countries, and more than 1 million participants.

The NBC series hails from A. Smith & Co. Productions with Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Anthony Storm exec producing.

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