Endemol Shine Australia Producing Rush for 9Network


The new travel adventure series Rush, an original concept developed by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay company) and Nine, follows 12 everyday Aussies embarking on an adventure of a lifetime to exhilarating places across the planet.

Dropped into the heart of cultural festivals and events and exotic locations in Brazil, Turkey, Jordan, India, Thailand, Ireland, France, Kenya and South Africa, the participants are deprived of all senses and must work together to complete the mission and reach the Escape Zone.

Host David Genat will issue missions that immerse them deep into each country’s culture, pushing them out of their comfort zones.

Banijay is representing the title internationally.

Genat said: “I’ve done some adventurous things in my time, but nothing to top this. Rush is going to blow people away. It’s unlike anything we’ve seen before, and having the opportunity to host such an exciting new series is a huge thrill.

“We’re going to be in the middle of the world’s biggest events and festivals, and these players are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Strap in—it’s going to be a wild ride.”

Endemol Shine Australia’s CEO, Peter Newman, said: “Rush is a blockbuster adventure series that captures the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of travel on a mind-blowing scale never attempted on Australian television. This exhilarating, immersive and authentic take on the travel genre will be a spectacular and unpredictable romp around the world that’s guaranteed to entertain audiences and also awaken the travel bug in all of us!”

Nine’s director of television, Michael Healy, said: “When Nine and ESA collaborate the world takes notice. Hot on the heels of The Summit, we are proud to announce Rush, our unique and authentic take on travel and adventure. Delivered on a global scale across four continents and the Middle East, Australian audiences will be on the edge of their seats from the very beginning.”