WarnerMedia has taken a series order for The Cube, bringing the UK game show reboot to the U.S. with former NBA star Dwayne Wade as executive producer and host.
The 10-episode American adaptation will be made by Objective Media Group America, an All3Media America company, and by Wade’s (pictured) shingle 59th & Prairie Entertainment.
The Cube will feature new twists for the pairs of contestants who must attempt tasks within a glass box, including a helping-hand component, which allows Wade to enter The Cube and lend his skills on behalf of the contestant. The new hour-long series will also feature the latest augmented GCX and camera technology.
The American version is slated to premiere next year.
“The Cube is a massively popular national treasure in the U.K. Honestly, I can’t believe it hasn’t been snapped up here in the U.S. before now,” said Corie Henson, EVP and head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV, in a statement. “It is a visually stunning, but super simple game that everyone can play and almost no one can win. Stepping into The Cube takes focus, determination and calm under pressure, and I can’t think of anyone who demonstrates those qualities more than Dwyane Wade.”
“As executive producer and host, I’m looking forward to teaming up with contestants to embark on a quest that is both physical and mental, as well as adding my own flavor to the show that will make this a fun family viewing event,” added Wade.