Frogger Video Game Getting A Competition Series At Peacock

Peacock has ordered a competitive game show-style adaptation of the iconic 1981 arcade game Frogger. According to a release, a debut date has not yet been set on the streaming service, but 13 hour-long episodes have been ordered to see how it fares with audiences.

As in the classic game where a frog must cross a busy road and busier river, the show Frogger will feature “physically demanding challenges [which] will see contestants dodge treacherous traffic, leap over snapping gators, and hop over hungry hippos to conquer the course.” The show will feature a dozen obstacle courses or “crossings.”

What’s more, the show–which will film in Australia–is also currently holding a casting call for contestants via this website. Once past the age gate on the website, the casting call requires a surprising amount of essay questions be answered, including questions on potential contestants’ love of the ’80s, memories of playing the original Frogger, how you’d spend the “huge cash prize” if granted “this hop-portunity.” Neither the release nor the contestant application indicates a dollar amount for the prize.

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Author: David Wolinsky