Ludacris To Host ‘Fear Factor’ Reboot
Ludacris (real name Christopher Bridges) will host MTV’s ‘Fear Factor’. The network has revived the show, creating a reboot with an order for 12-episodes. The rapper turned actor will also exec produce the series, which will premiere Tuesday, May 30, at 10 p.m. Ludacris states,
I am excited to kick off my partnership with MTV, starting with the relaunch of Fear Factor, which will be even more insane and ludicrous than what you remember,” he said. “This will be the first of many great projects together.
According to a report,
The new incarnation will flip the script on its targeted Generation Z audience and instead of gross-out challenges (like eating worms), will be more playful with the hope of providing a cathartic tension release along the way. The newly designed stunts are geared at tapping into visceral fears of today’s anxious youth — such as couch surfing at 300 feet and waterlogging personal cellphones.
Inspired by urban legends, scary movies and online videos from the zeitgeist, contestants will be pushed beyond their comfort zones where their body’s physiological responses will take over. Each hourlong episode will feature eight contestants pairing up in four teams of two — think siblings, college rivalries, roommates, best friends, co-workers and exes — and facing off for a cash prize.
This is the first project to stem from a new overall deal MTV inked with Ludacris.