Endemol Shine North America and UK-headquartered indie Tuesday’s Child is teaming with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment to produce an American version of the British series Lego Masters.
Originally created by Tuesday’s Child, Lego Masters pits amateur Lego builders in a head-to-head competition to create masterpiece “brick creations” that will impress a panel of judges. Those who impress the judges the most will move onto the next round until the finale, where one team’s named “Lego Masters”.
First launched on UK pubcaster Channel 4 in 2017, the show rose to become the network’s highest-rated new series. Since then, Channel 4 has renewed Lego Masters, and localized versions of the format have been adapted around the world, including Germany and Australia.
Along with Plan B Entertainment, Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman of Endemol Shine North America will serve as executive producers. Meanwhile, Karen Smith and Steph Harris will serve as executive producers for Tuesday’s Child, and Jill Wilfert and Robert May for The LEGO Group.
Endemol Shine Group holds the exclusive distribution rights for the format across all platforms outside the UK and has the rights to produce local versions of the program globally. Endemol Shine International is the exclusive distributor of all Lego Masters versions produced.
The production companies are set to hold conversations with potential American-based platforms later this month.