A Frogger TV show is in production for NBC's "Peacock" streaming service, but it's not quite what you think — in this upcoming game, it looks like the players will be the ones dodging obstacles.
Frogger is a classic arcade game with one simple goal — make it across the road and through the woods. Unfortunately, there are a lot of hazards in the way: cars, trucks, alligators, and treacherous logs must all be navigated to keep your run going.
Now, The Game Awards' Geoff Keighley has revealed that a new TV show based on this classic arcade game is in production. One might think that this will be some sort of arcade competition or something, but it looks like this upcoming show is going to be a little different — instead, the players will be the frogs and they'll have to navigate a real-world obstacle course.
"Jump back to the 80’s in this toadally radical physical competition game show!" read the game show's casting page. "Fans of the classic video game will dodge treacherous traffic, leap over snapping gators and hop over hungry hippos to conquer the course."
Simply put, it looks like this upcoming Frogger TV show will be akin to Wipeout or MXC (a.k.a. Takeshi's Castle), both of which feature brutal obstacle courses filled with comically-difficult hazards. I'm sure they won't have you dodging actual cars, but it's sure to be a tough experience for the participants.
You Can Sign Up for the Frogger TV Show Right Now!
Think you've got what it takes to be the best frog out there? You can apply to be a part of the Frogger TV show and shoot your shot to win this competition and a "huge cash prize!" There are, however, some caveats.
To start, you're going to have to be 18 years of age or older and you'll also need a valid U.S. Passport. The passport, in particular, is required because this show won't be filmed in the United States — rather, the production is going to be flying the contestants all the way out to Australia.
Filming is expected to take place between May 22, 2021–June 26, 2021. You can sign up for the Frogger TV show right now if you think you've got the right stuff; presumably, the show will premiere sometime in the Fall of 2021 on NBC's Peacock streaming service.
What do you think of the Frogger TV show? How do you think they'll convert this arcade classic into a real-world competition? Let us know in the comments below!