Wipeout is coming back and the revival of the outrageous competition show has found its hosts. John Cena (Blockers, The Suicide Squad) and Nicole Byer (Nailed It, Woke) have been tapped to host the show, which is being brought back by TBs. Camille Kostek will also be joining them as a host out in the field with the competitors.
The re-imagined Wipeout will feature new twists and elements meant to push the contestants to even greater extremes. Each game consists of three rounds with each round featuring a multi-stage obstacle course that contains several strategy and decision points to further challenge the competitors. John Cena had this to say in a statement.
"I couldn't be more excited for what's in store for this radically absurd show that has its own fair share of legendary faceplants. The power of Wipeout is its ability to gather people of all backgrounds for fast paced, physical Fun! I look forward to seeing fan responses both new and existing. This'll be a hosting experience unlike anything I've ever done! I can't wait to get started in rooting for our contestants!"
John Cena is a professional wrestler for WWE who has become a huge star in Hollywood in recent years. Cena is set to star in Fast & Furious 9 and The Suicide Squad next year. This adds yet another project to his growing schedule. Nicole Byer, meanwhile, is a prolific actress, comedian and writer. She is best known for hosting the competitive baking series Nailed It! Camille Kostek is known as a model and actress. She is set to appear in Free Guy alongside Ryan Reynolds. Byer had this to say.
"Now more than ever we need a ton of fun and laughs, and there's nothing funnier than people falling over giant red balls. Wipeout is truly insane, and I'm tickled to be a part of this beloved show's comeback."
While the show will be making changes, it is promised that the notorious Big Balls obstacle will be returning "with a vengeance." No return date for Wipeout has been announced yet. Producing a show like this in the current climate could be problematic, so we likely shouldn't expect to see it hit the airwaves until 2021 at the earliest. Matt Kunitz, creator, showrunner and executive producer of the series, had this to say.
"We couldn't be more excited to have John, Nicole and Camille take charge of this outrageously unpredictable, family-friendly competition series. Having a sports titan and movie star next to an Emmy-nominated comedy star, alongside a seasoned co-host, they'll complement one another with their own fantastic qualities and humor while livening the already extreme setting of Wipeout."
It had initially been announced in April that TBS was reviving the once-popular show. Wipout originally aired on ABC from 2008 to 2014, producing 130 episodes. The show has contestants competing in challenging obstacle courses until a winner is chosen after several rounds of elimination. This news was previously reported by TV Line.