A most satisfying final all in all, I hope they line up a season 6, with some slightly more testing time limits for the earlier stages to throttle back the insane amount of clowning around, at least from the semi final stages
I just hope they add a prize. Total victory should be worth something? 50k even? I'm sure they can budget something like that.
Agreed, I didnt realise there was no financial reward, thats not right It would also explain a little why many of the competitors didnt take it too seriously, I wonder if they would with a nice juicy paycheck at the end
The show has still not been officially confirmed, however you can register your interest for the next series. The deadline is the end of August meaning it looks like filming will NOT take place in August as usual, and if the series is confirmed, it will most likely film later in the year (not sure if this will affect the air date because there was an 8 month gap between taping and broadcast last series so there's plenty of time).
New deadline for registration for series 6: Tuesday 31st December 2019 at 23:59. After this date all who have registered will be invited to create an application if the series is confirmed. As a result, any filming for this series will happen in 2020, again subject to the confirmation.
Post by GlobalNinjaFan on Aug 12, 2020 10:57:48 GMT -5
It was obvious that the show had entered development hell. Ever since the show missed its normal filming date in Summer 2019, I was sceptical that a sixth season would ever see the light of day. I reaaaally hope the show gets picked up by another channel, but even that seems HIGHLY unlikely.
The show was not cheap to produce by any stretch of the imagination, and it's likely that any existing assets would not make the jump to a "rebooted" version...
The BBC is a long shot, as they tend to make their own stuff rather than buying existing licenses.
Channel 4 could potentially work, and have the resources, but already have quite a few gameshows on their slate.
Challenge clearly loves Ninja Warrior, but exclusively airs reruns of other shows, and likely doesn't have the resources to produce an original season.
If a juggernaut like ITV (who air some of Britain's biggest shows like Britain's Got Talent, X-Factor, I'm a Celeb etc.) couldn't make NWUK work from a budget/viewership/money standpoint, it does not bode well for the future.