Michael Bay Goes Reality TV

He's creating a show...

Michael Bay Goes Reality TV

by James White |
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Here’s a direction we’re not sure we expected Michael Bay to take: producing a reality show. But being Bay, it’s naturally not a cooking competition or a series where people guess how cute kittens are: it’ll be full of action challenges.

“For my first television project I wanted to do something that had never been done before, and I believe that One Way Out, Bay tells Deadline. “Combining unique twists, death-defying challenges, and stunning visuals, we are reinventing the genre, showing just how far people will go when they are stripped of their bare necessities and forced to do whatever it takes to survive."

Co-creators and reality veterans Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (who created US show Top Chef) are promising a series where all the players have secret pasts that they’re trying to keep hidden, and a globetrotting format where they have to adapt to new challenges every week.

While Bay's been producing films for a while now via his Platinum Dunes company, he's only recently started dabbling in telly, partnering with Jerry Bruckheimer for an untitled series and getting behind the drug smuggling drama Cocaine Cowboys for HBO.

We’re thinking one of the big challenges could be to see which competitor can stand to watch Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen on a loop for 24 hours straight.

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