January 25, 2023
Roku announced the expansion of its unscripted original content slate with the greenlight of three new reality adventure series: “Fight to Survive,” “Reptile Royalty,” and “UFO Cowboys.”
Hosted by Akbar Gbajabiamila (“American Ninja Warrior,” “The Talk”), “Fight to Survive” takes viewers to a remote tropical island for an intense survival competition across episodes involving 17 contestants from previous reality survival shows, including “Survivor,” “Naked and Afraid” and “Alone” competing for the $250,000 top prize.
“Reptile Royalty” introduces viewers to the unpredictable world of social media’s Jay Brewer and his Reptile Zoo in Fountain Valley, Calif. Working alongside his three daughters and a colorful group of animal lovers, Brewer cares for more than 600 of the rare and exotic reptiles across six episodes.
“UFO Cowboys” follows a group of ranchers, known as the Cowboy Sky Watchers, as they investigate paranormal happenings along the 37th Parallel over eight episodes. Known as the “UFO Superhighway,” this area is known for UFO sightings and disturbances, with more supernatural and extraterrestrial sightings in the American West than anywhere else in the United States.
“Our latest trio of Roku Originals underscores our commitment to showcasing everyday people in extraordinary circumstances,” Brian Tannenbaum, head of alternative originals, said in a statement. “Each series offers our streamers a glimpse into an almost unbelievable world – with a mix of high stakes, fight, heart, and some humor along the way.”
The series will exclusively debut later in 2023 on The Roku Channel.