A New ‘American Gladiators’ Is Coming to Amazon

Amazon’s Prime Video announced the relaunch of the classic sports competition series, American Gladiators, following renewed interest generated by recent documentaries. The search for contestants for the new show has already begun. Producers have stated:

“Doing a cross-country casting search is exciting for us, and for the fans. Our goal is to find a real cross-section of America’s fittest and fiercest competitors … This is the ultimate in sports entertainment.”

History of American Gladiators

American Gladiators was launched in 1989 and quickly became a staple of syndicated television through the 1990s. Each week, four competitors—two men and two women—competed in a series of extravagant athletic contests and faced off against the show’s “Gladiators,” who were bodybuilders and athletes in elaborate sci-fi costumes. The episodes culminated in a challenging obstacle course known as “The Eliminator.”

Recent Documentaries

Interest in American Gladiators has been revitalized through two recent documentaries. ESPN produced The American Gladiators Documentary, while Netflix released a miniseries titled Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators. Both documentaries provided extensive insights into the making of the show and featured numerous former Gladiators who shared their experiences and anecdotes.

Previous Revival

The show was previously revived in 2008 with a new cast, updated games, and hosted by Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali. This version ran for two seasons before concluding.

Contestant Application

Individuals interested in becoming contestants on the new American Gladiators can apply at the official casting website.

Wrapping Up

The relaunch of American Gladiators on Amazon’s Prime Video aims to bring back the excitement of the original series while introducing new elements. For those interested in participating or learning more, visit the official casting website.

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