Ludacris recently inked a deal with MTV and his first project with the Viacom network will be a 12-episode reboot of Fear Factor, hosted and produced by the veteran rapper. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the revival will premiere May 30 at 10 p.m. EST.
The show’s updated version will appeal to Generation Z. As seen in past episodes, the plot will change from challenges that would gross viewers out to tasks that tap into the anxieties and fears of the modern day generation’s tensions, like water-logging a personal cellphone or couch surfing at 300 feet in the air.
Siblings, college rivals, roommates, best friends and exes serve as the ideal participants in each hourlong episode that will feature eight contestants taking on challenges for cash prizes.
“We are thrilled to partner with Ludacris, one of the biggest global stars who has a rich history with MTV, to energize this franchise for a whole new generation,” Chris McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter.
Ludacris adds, “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. This will be the first of many great projects together.”
Tune in on May 30 to see the participants take on nerve-racking challenges for a $50,000 cash prize.