Prime Video Orders Beast Games from MrBeast


Prime Video has ordered to series the reality competition Beast Games, based on content creator and entrepreneur MrBeast’s YouTube show of the same name.

The competition will see 1,000 contestants compete for a $5 million prize, claimed to be the biggest single prize in the history of TV and streaming. MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, will serve as host and executive producer.

Beast Games will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Amazon MGM Studios is producing.

“MrBeast has captured the attention and imagination of fans of all ages, from all walks of life and all over the world,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios. “We are excited to work with Jimmy and his talented team to bring his brilliant, high-production and stakes-raising concepts to Beast Games for our global customers to experience.”

Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios, said, “When MrBeast first told us about his concept for the show, we were blown away by his ambition to make Beast Games the biggest reality competition series ever. We’d like to thank Aaron DeBevoise, Nic Paul and the Spotter team for the introduction and kickstarting this journey for us.”

“My goal is to make the greatest show possible and prove YouTubers and creators can succeed on other platforms,” MrBeast said. “Amazon gave me the creative control I need to try and make it happen. I hope to make the YouTube community proud.”