Hulu Orders ‘Survivor’-Like Series Set in Mansion Rather Than the Wilderness

Hulu has ordered a new original social experiment and competition series from Wheelhouse that will test the loyalties of a group of strangers vying for a major payday. Created by Glenn Hugill, president of Wheelhouse’s UK arm, and produced by Wheelhouse’s Spoke Studios, “Got to Get Out” (working title) will consist of 10 hour-long episodes.

Glenn Hugill

The new series will feature participants living together in a mansion for 10 days, competing for a cash prize that increases by $1 every second. Various completed physical and mental challenges will add money to the pot, with a total of $1 million at stake. Participants can stick together and take an equal share of the prize money at the end of their stay, or go rogue and attempt to steal the full pot of money for themselves.

To take the pot, all they have to do is escape the mansion via its single exit: the front gate. However, in this game, getting out is easier said than done. At various times, both day and night, the gate will open and a getaway car will arrive, presenting an opportunity for cast members to betray their comrades and make off with the cash. However, competitors can block each other’s run for the money via a red button that immediately closes the gate. Temptations, including secret escape intel, taunt players at every turn, upending strategies and threatening allegiances.  

While “Got to Get Out” incorporates physically demanding and mentally taxing challenges, the competition hinges on the group’s constantly evolving social dynamic and hierarchy. 

“Got to Get Out” will be produced for Hulu by Wheelhouse’s Spoke Studios with Brent Montgomery, Ed Simpson, Glenn Hugill, Pam Healey and Liz Fine serving as executive producers. Charles Wachter will serve as executive producer and showrunner.

Apple TV+ Competition Series ‘My Kind of Country’ to Premiere March 24

Apple TV+ will premiere the competition series “My Kind of Country” March 24, which will feature singer-songwriters Jimmie Allen, 2021 CMA New Artist of the Year; four-time Grammy nominee Mickey Guyton; and Orville Peck.

In the series — executive produced by and also featuring Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves — scouts search the globe to find talented artists and break the next big country star. Scouts Allen, Guyton and Peck each handpick a roster of exceptional up-and-coming artists and invite them to the home of country music in Nashville, Tenn., to showcase their unique sound. The competition winner will receive a prize from Apple Music, receiving support and exposure on the platform.

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Emmy Award-winning Adam Blackstone serves as music director (musical director to Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill, Rihanna and for Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, “The Masked Singer”).

‘Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend’ Heading to Netflix in 2022

The series “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” is coming to Netflix in 2022.

The “Iron Chef” series reboot features five new Iron Chefs who will welcome challengers to the reimagined Kitchen Stadium, where they’ll face off and cook. The competition’s most successful challenger will return to battle in a grand finale for the chance to be named the first ever “Iron Legend.”

The eight-episode series is based on Fuji Television Network’s format.

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HBO Max Orders ‘Real Magic Mike’ Competition Series

HBO Max has ordered “The Real Magic Mike” (working title), an unscripted competition series set to debut on the streamer later this year.

From the producers behind the “Magic Mike” franchise and live shows, the series will transform 10 men into real-life Magic Mikes in a competition. They will bare their souls and more as they evolve their bodies, learn to perform routines, and develop a new level of self-confidence. “As they strip off their clothes, they will rid themselves of emotional baggage and regain their mojo but only one will be the Real Magic Mike,” according to an HBO Max press release.

The winner will get a cash prize and an opportunity to perform on the Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas.

A nationwide casting search is currently underway.

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From Eureka Productions and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, the series’ executive producers include Channing Tatum (star of the 2012 movie Magic Mike), Steven Soderbergh, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Vincent Marini, Alycia Rossiter, Cassie Lambert Scalettar, Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening and David Tibballs alongside co-executive producer Kevin Boyer.

“From box office hits to sold-out live shows, Magic Mike has proven to be a pop culture juggernaut that continues to delight people across the globe,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with Channing, Steven and the team behind Magic Mike Live to continue this successful franchise that celebrates self-confidence and sexiness both inside and out.”

“‘Magic Mike’ is one of Warner Bros.’ most iconic franchises,” Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Channing, Steven and HBO Max on an all-new vision of this amazing and legendary brand. We’re looking forward to giving fans a front row seat as we search the country for undiscovered talent.”