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BIG SHOW PICKS UP A SECOND TV SERIES

By Mike Johnson on 2019-10-08 13:30:00

Think Factory issued the following, announcing a new travelouge series starring Big Show.  The former WWF Champion has a Netflix comedy series "The Big Show Show" coming out next year.  The new travel series will be co-produced with WWE Studios.

The official announcement reads:

Thinkfactory Media, WWE Studios partner on Big Show reality travelogue series

Los Angeles-based prodco Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company, has tag-teamed with WWE Studios to produce a reality series starring WWE superstar Big Show.

Big Show vs. The World: A Giant Abroad (working title) will chart seven-time world wrestling champion Big Show, born Paul Wight II, as he journeys to exotic locales that have previously and profoundly impacted the seven-foot tall wrestler’s life with unexplained natural occurrences.

Each self-contained episode of the tentatively titled series will follow Big Show as he teams with a local guide and dives head first into a native mystery or legend. On the ground, Big Show will “do whatever it takes to unearth every quirky and shocking detail during his adventures into the bizarre,” according to a press release.

No broadcaster is yet attached to the project.

“Big Show brings so many different layers to a project like this; it’s a dream scenario for us as producers,” said Thinkfactory CEO Adam Reed, in a statement. “He blends his fierce intelligence and curiosity with an unexpected, one-of-a-kind wit, and his intimidating physical stature is offset by his surprisingly disarming personality.”

“For more than two decades, Big Show’s magnetic personality has inspired fans around the world, and in this new series, he will be able to meet the people and explore the places that have played a pivotal role in his journey as a WWE Superstar,” added Susan Levison, SVP and Head of WWE Studios.

“I won’t guarantee we’ll solve every mystery, but we’ll explore every strange detail, chase every bizarre lead, and meet the incredible characters involved in pursuit of the truth,” said Big Show.

About Thinkfactory Media

Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company, creates high-quality entertainment content for an array of television networks and digital platforms. Run by CEO Adam Reed and based in Los Angeles, Thinkfactory is revered for its breadth of long-running unscripted franchises, with series and event specials including: the Marriage Boot Camp franchise, encompassing Family Edition and Hip Hop Edition, as well as Mama June: From Not to Hot and Million Dollar Matchmaker for WE tv; Gene Simmons Family JewelsDog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives and Rookies for A&E; Dogg After Dark, starring Snoop Dogg, for MTV; TV One’s Divas franchise, including Hollywood DivasR&B Divas: Atlanta and R&B Divas: Los AngelesDead of Winter: The Donner Party for The Weather Channel; Married by Mom & Dad and Strange Love for TLC; and Spell-Mageddon for ABC Family, among many others. Thinkfactory has also produced an array of award-winning scripted series, including History’s Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning mini-series Hatfields & McCoys, starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton. For more information on Thinkfactory and its projects visit www.ThinkfactoryMedia.com and follow them on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.

 

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