Welcome again! After the huge success of The Challenge: All Stars earlier this yr, Paramount+’s actuality present is again with one other season and much more vets.
TJ Lavin will return to host season 2, Parmount+ introduced on Wednesday, October 13, with 24 forged members — a few of whom haven’t competed in practically 20 years.
“With previous relationships that run deep and a aggressive streak that by no means dies, they must overcome the obstacles each in and out of the sport to take house the win,” the press launch revealed. “Returning for an opportunity to win the final word competitors, the gamers face unprecedented, over-the-top challenges and vie for his or her shot on the $500,000 prize.”
Season 1, which aired from April to June, featured the return of Yes Duffy, a Road Rules alum who hadn’t been on The Challenge since 2003. Still, he had the relationships and gameplay to win all of it, with longtime vet Darrell Taylor coming in second place and Jonna Mannion and KellyAnne Judd tying for third, beating out all the opposite feminine rivals.
The new forged consists of eight rivals from the primary season of All Stars, however doesn’t embody Mark Long, who initially pitched the idea for the present to Paramount+. Long, 50, serves as an government producer on the season with Julie Pizzi and Justin Booth.
In May, Pizzi teased the way forward for the franchise on the “Watch With Us” podcast.
“We nonetheless have a whole lot of forged members that we haven’t tapped into that wish to do the present. My guess is that we’ll proceed that for a short while. Then we’d open it up as we go together with success,” the Bunim/Murray president informed Us on the time. “We have over 100 previous Real World or Road Rules gamers which might be excited by doing one other cycle. People have reached out to us. It is, like, a wealth of nice personalities which might be prepared to do it, as a result of they thought it seemed like a whole lot of enjoyable.”
She additionally added that the present is way more than “only a competitors collection,” which made casting that rather more tough.
“It can be a drama collection, it’s a docuseries. There are sure individuals who actually are simply all about the sport and principally play the sport. They is likely to be extremely strategic and actually good at it, we additionally ask them to offer of themselves and share their experiences and form of, take part on a bigger stage,” Pizzi mentioned. “If we’ve got some folks which might be principally simply actually recreation gamers, we actually do search for individuals who deliver extra to the desk.”
For a full breakdown of the forged, tune into the latest episode of the “Watch With Us” podcast.
The Challenge: All Stars season 2 will debut weekly on Paramount+ starting on Thursday, November 11.
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