Touted as the first international competition show of its kind, “Ultimate Beastmaster” will feature six country-specific versions, with local languages, competitors and hosts from each country: the U.S., Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan. All 10 episodes will launch at the same time worldwide on Netflix.
The series will feature 108 competitors, 18 from each country, with each hourlong episode featuring 12 contestants — two from each locale. The athletes will run a demanding new obstacle course known as “The Beast,” and each episode will crown a “Beastmaster,” with the nine individual winners competing against each other in the final episode of the season for the chance to become the Ultimate Beastmaster.
The hosts from each country include: Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Ridiculous Six”) and Charissa Thompson (Extra TV, Fox Sports) in the U.S.; Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion) and Rafinha Bastos (Comedian, Journalist and TV Personality) from Brazil; Seo Kyung Suk (Actor, Comedian and TV Host) and Park Kyeong Rim (Actress, Comedian and TV Host) from South Korea; Ines Sainz (Journalist, Sportscaster & TV Host) and Luis Ernesto Franco (Actor and Producer) from Mexico; Hans Sarpei (Former Soccer Player, TV Personality) and Luke Mockridge (Comedian) from Germany; and Sayaka Akimoto (Actress) and Yuji Kondo (Sports Anchor) from Japan.
“I’m thrilled and honored to partner with Netflix. Their trailblazing network is the perfect home for this ground-breaking global series,” said creator and executive producer Broome. “I’m excited for viewers to see extraordinary men and women from around the world try and tackle this amazing physical course in the guise of a jaw-dropping modern monster — The Beast.”
“The invitation to partner with Netflix and mega-producer Dave Broome on this revolutionary concept was an opportunity I couldn’t resist,” said Stallone. “The world will watch in awe as amazing competitors from around the globe overcome grueling physical challenges — and in the process become champions and heroes. The course is unequaled in its daring creation and I am excited to be a part of it.”
“As a global internet TV network, Netflix can uniquely create a compelling event that pits great competitors from six countries against one another, with commentators that audiences from these countries love and then unleash all of the episodes, at once, in multiple languages for our members to enjoy no matter where they are,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President, International Originals. “With Sylvester Stallone and Dave Broome at the helm, it’s going to be outrageously fun.”
“Ultimate Beastmaster” is produced by 25/7 Productions and Dave Broome for Netflix.