WATCH: ‘Takeshi’s Castle’ returns to torment contestants with water, ink, mud
The gates to “Takeshi’s Castle” have been opened to the public once more. The British comedy network Comedy Central UK will provide all the hilarious footage as contestants battle through ridiculous obstacle courses.
Comedy Central UK recently announced the revival of this classic Japanese comedy variety show. According to The Independent, the reboot will be shot in Thailand.
Based on the show’s classic format, each episode would feature 100 contestants who will storm the titular castle. They will be tasked to overcome various challenges until only a few are left. These remaining few will then face off with the master of the castle himself in the final showdown.
“Takeshi’s Castle is the gold standard of physical game shows and we can’t wait to bring the delightful mayhem of this show back to the [United Kingdom] with this new series,” said Louise Holmes, vice president and general manager of Comedy Central UK.
All the favorites are back, like the hexagon maze, trial and error doors, random sumo circle, rolling boulders, and more.
Commentaries will be handled by actor and comedian Jonathan Ross. He was best known for his BBC One chat show “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross”.
The original “Takeshi’s Castle” was aired in Japan between 1986 and 1990 by the Tokyo Broadcasting System. General Tani (General Lee in the U.K. and Thailand) led 100 or more contestants through a series of physical challenges, as they attempted to storm the castle. Japanese actor Hayato Tani played the role of the iconic leader. JB
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