Produced by Beyond Productions, the reality series marks the beginning of a new myth-busting era as Hill (pictured) introduces the next generation of contestants who possess “killer build skills, science smarts and nerves of steel” to a new scientific challenge each week.
Through a combination of stunts and social media, the series will feature a cast of hopefuls pitted against one another in a variety of challenges that test science know-how, resolve and ingenuity. They will vie to become the new hosts of the new iteration of MythBusters after Science Channel said goodbye to the award-winning series earlier this year following a 14-year run on the network.
In addition to the Nerdist, Hill serves as host of YouTube’s Because Science and contributed to Science Channel’s How To Build… Everything.
MythBusters: The Search is expected to premiere in 2017. The series is exec produced by Dan Tapster and John Luscombe for Beyond and Wyatt Channell for Science Channel. Lindsey Foster Blumberg serves as producer.
“MythBusters is the most iconic science series in the history of television, and Kyle is an enormous talent and the ultimate MythBusters super fan,” said Science Channel GM Marc Etkind in a statement. “With his encyclopedic knowledge of every MythBusters episode and stunt ever attempted, he is the ideal host to introduce our all-new myths and potential future mythbusters.”