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U.S. Version of Lego Masters in the Works


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Endemol Shine North America and Tuesday’s Child are working with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment to jointly produce a U.S. version of Lego Masters.

The production companies are looking to start conversations with potential U.S.-based platforms later this month. Lego Masters first launched in 2017 on Channel 4 in the U.K. and has been renewed.

“This is a project that I am truly passionate about, as Lego bricks have played an instrumental role in my family’s life,” stated Sharon Levy, president of unscripted and scripted television at Endemol Shine North America. “We are thrilled to be bringing Lego Masters to the U.S. market with the original producers at Tuesday’s Child and the team at Plan B Entertainment.”

Tuesday’s Child’s managing director, Karen Smith, said, “It’s awesome to team up with Plan B and Endemol Shine North America to bring Lego Masters to the States. It’s a format filled with wonder, emotion, drama and loads of smashing bricks. The competitors excel in storytelling, engineering artistry, ingenuity and genuinely thinking outside the box. It’s a new talent show, but no one sings or dances, unless they’re barefoot and stand on a brick…’

Jill Wilfert, VP of licensing and entertainment at the Lego Group, commented, “We are pleased viewers in the U.K. and Germany have enjoyed Lego Masters, and believe it will delight people of all ages around the world. The series celebrates creativity and the endless possibilities of the Lego brick, not to mention the fun families and friends have when they build together.”

“We are so thrilled to be a part of the team bringing Lego Masters and this exciting new format to the States,” said the production team at Plan B Entertainment.








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Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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