AMERICAN GLADIATORS ARE BACK!
NBC is reinventing the classic competition series American Gladiators and is currently auditioning for brand new Contenders and a new team of Gladiators for their upcoming premiere season.
You can now book your tickets to go and watch the new American Gladiators in their brand new arena in Los Angeles, CA. Please visit www.americangladiatorstickets.com for more information.
OPEN CASTING CALLS
If you think you have the heart, skills, and desire to compete then the American Gladiators want to see you in the arena!
You must come dressed in workout attire and appropriate footwear to be considered. You will be tested on your physical ability in areas such as strength, speed, balance and agility. It is recommend that you bring a workout towel and water with you to the audition. Please bring a non-returnable photo of yourself along with a completed application to the open call. Open Call Lines will begin forming 2 hours before the start time. Please do not line up prior to that. Time is limited and there is no guarantee that everyone will be seen so it is a good idea to arrive early.
Download the Application Form.
Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, September 8th 9:00am – 5:00pm Gold's Gym 360 Hampton Drive Venice, CA. www.goldsgym.com Brooklyn, NY – Saturday, September 15th 10:00am – 3:00pm Paerdegat Athlectic Club Sports Field 1510 Paerdegat Ave. N Brooklyn, NY 11236. www.paerdegat.com Chicago, IL – Sunday, September 16th 9:00am – 5:00pm Windy City Fieldhouse 2367 W. Logan Blvd. Chicago, IL 60647. Miami, FL – Saturday, September 22nd 10:00am – 3:00pm The Ice Palace Film Studios Stage 1 1400 North Miami Ave Miami, Florida 33136. Dallas, TX – Saturday, September 22nd 10:00am – 6:00pm Arlington Courts 2500 E. Mayfield Rd. Arlington, TX 76014. www.arlington-courts.com Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, September 23rd 10:00am – 3:00pm Gold's Gym 360 Hampton Drive Venice, CA. www.goldsgym.com Las Vegas, NV – Sunday, September 30th 10:00am – 3:00pm Doolittle Community Center, 1950 J Street, Las Vegas NV, 89106.
Let's take a look at Jessie Foster, 26, from Iowa. She attended the Chicago, Illinois, try-outs for the brand new American Gladiators series. She has successfully made it through 2 auditions and is eagerly waiting to hear if she has made it onto the team. Everyone at the Gladiators Zone will be keeping our fingers crossed for her.
Do you think Jessie has what it takes to be one of the new breed of American Gladiators? Check out her video below and discuss it on the Forum by clicking here.
The American Gladiators will be updated for the 21st century with new technology and splashy twists including special effects, water skills and the latest technology, the classic games will be upgraded with even higher thrills, impact, energy and spectacle. MGM TV, which was behind the original hit, is producing along with Reveille. At least six episodes are believed to be in the works. NBC could opt to launch the show as a one-week strip. It is also reported that the new series will feature 8 brand new American Gladiators (4 men and 4 women). Contenders, both male and female, will also be extremely fit but as an added bonus, will also have the chance to train for the match, displaying their physicality, coordination and cunning to viewers in advance of the competition. The series will include classic events such as Joust, The Wall, Hang Tough and the Eliminator.
"'American Gladiators' is a successful MGM franchise that is ready for a whole new generation of TV viewers," said Jim Packer, co-president, MGM Worldwide Television. "The timing to bring the franchise back is perfect and NBC is the ideal home. We are also excited about partnering with Reveille, which marks the first time we have teamed together on a co-production."
Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment, said he was particularly interested in the original UK version of Gladiators, "which focused even more on the characters and the behind-the-scenes stories of common folk going up against the show's powerful stars. The new Gladiators will have the scale, scope, different characters and family drama that the UK version had."
"This memorable series was once a worldwide phenomenon, and given its built-in appeal, we feel it's time to re-introduce it to a new generation and take it to a heightened level of excitement for fans of all ages," said Craig Plestis. "The 'Gladiator' brand is unlike anything on television today, and is event programming at its biggest and best. We're not going to completely reinvent the wheel here. But we're making it better, faster and stronger."
NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman had previously teased the show's potential return at July's Television Critics Association summer press tour. Reveille's Mark Koops and Howard Owens will serve as executive producers for American Gladiators, along with David Hurwitz and the show's creator Johnny Ferraro.