Dolph Lundgren To Host Competition Show
Universal Soldier and The Expendables star Dolph Lundgren will challenge contestants to complete physical and mental challenges in Take The Tower, a new action-movie-inspired entertainment format for ITV in the U.K, according to an exclusive report by Stewart Clarke, international correspondent for the well known entertainment industry news magazine Variety.
Dolph Lundgren will host Take The Tower, which sees contestants take on a combination of physical challenges and quiz questions that draw on action movies and their tropes. In this competition show hosted by Dolph Lundgren, contestants attempt to reach the top of the titular tower to win. Dolph Lundgren will also soon be seen in Aquaman and Creed 2.
The six-part series of hour-long episodes hosted by Dolph Lundgren is being made for the ITV4 channel by British producer Twofour, which is behind formats such as This Time Next Year.
“This is probably the most bonkers idea we’ve had the good fortune to make,” said Melanie Leach, the production company’s chief executive. “But in the words of the A Team, it’s so crazy, it just might work.”
This competition show hosted by Dolph Lundgren was commissioned by Amanda Stavri for ITV and will be executive produced by Twofour’s Leach, Andrew Mackenzie and Rachel Watson.
“Take the Tower will anchor a night of new original series this coming autumn on ITV4 as we push forward with a commissioning strategy that puts male-skewed entertainment at the heart of primetime on the channel,” said Paul Mortimer, ITV’s head of digital channels and acquisitions.
Twofour was acquired by ITV in 2015. Its distribution arm, Twofour Rights, is selling the finished show and format internationally.