Prime Video Revives American Gladiators


Prime Video has ordered a revival of the competition series American Gladiators, produced by MGM Alternative and Amazon MGM Studios.

American Gladiators first premiered in the U.S. in 1989 and ran for seven seasons until 1996. The series featured more than 30 Gladiators during its original run in the U.S. and since then, there have been franchises around the world, including the U.K., Australia, Japan, Denmark and South Africa.

American Gladiators will once again see a team of Gladiators compete against a brave set of Contenders in the ultimate test of speed and strength. The new show will include classics like “Gauntlet,” “Hang Tough” and “The Eliminator,” as well as some brand-new challenges.

Gladiators is an enduring, physical challenge format that continues to engage families around the world,” said Lauren Anderson, head of brand and content innovation at Amazon MGM Studios. “We look forward to delighting our global Prime Video customers with both reimagined and nostalgic elements that celebrate the best of the original series.”

Barry Poznick, general manager of MGM Alternative, Evolution Media and Big Fish Entertainment, added, “Doing a cross-country casting search is exciting for us and for the fans. Our goal is to find a real cross-section of America’s fittest and fiercest competitors. This is the ultimate in sports entertainment.”