BBC One Pilots Objective Productions Game Show “Reflex”
Reflex, a game show judging people’s quick reaction skills, is coming back from the dead. After Channel 4 passed on the Objective Productions-produced game in April 2011, BBC One has ordered a new pilot hosted by Jake Humphrey. The show sees players compete to be the fastest players to complete challenges. Games may include falling through eight foot high balloons, jumping through glass panels, and countless others. Reflex ends with one person playing a dramatic end game to win up to £50,000. The show will use super slo-mo cameras plus new technologies developed by the same team that makes the GameFreeze (Matrix-like stop motion cameras) for The Cube. Objective Productions also produces that show.
Reflex creator and executive producer Adam Adler told BroadcastNow, “We’ve been obsessed with the idea of doing a gameshow based on human reactions for some time, so we’re delighted to be making Reflex for the BBC. We’re trying to create a fun and entertaining test of human reaction times, covered by bespoke, state-of-the-art slow-motion technology – which will allow viewers to see things never before captured in a gameshow.” Adler is behind ITV’s The Cube as well.
Channel 4, who turned down Reflex after its original pilot, also turned down The Cube in 2008. ITV picked the show up, instead, in 2009. The pilot for BBC One will tape tomorrow, Friday, July 13th.
It’s well on the record that we’re very big fans of The Cube, and this (what is essentially a) spinoff sounds like a lot of fun and visually appealing. Hopefully Objective can strike gold twice here.
Source : BroadcastNow