Viacom’s youth culture-focused brand MTV is rebooting the reality competition series Fear Factor with rapper and actor Ludacris (pictured) as its new host.
The revamped series will be filled with new stunts inspired by urban legends, popular scary movies and viral videos. Contestants will confront their fears, be pushed beyond their comfort zones and take action against some of their biggest stressors.
Challenges include “Roach-ella,” “Trap Queen,” and personal cell phone rescues at heights of over one hundred feet. In each episode, contestants will pair up into four teams – siblings, college rivalries, roommates, best friends, co-workers and exes and more – and battle it out for a cash prize of $50,000.
“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,” said Ludacris, in a statement. “This will be the first of many great projects together.”
Anthony Carbone, Charles Wachter, Kevin Wehrenberg, Robert Smith and Robin Feinberg serve as executive producers for Endemol Shine North America. Nina L. Diaz, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are EPs for MTV. Ludacris will also serve as executive producer on the project as part of an overarching deal with MTV.
Fear Factor premieres May 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.