Game of Thrones’ Hafthor Björnsson & Spoke Studios Align for New Series


Hafthor Björnsson, best known for playing Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on Game of Thrones, has partnered with Wheelhouse Entertainment’s Spoke Studios for the new competition series Beat the Mountain.

The Icelandic weightlifter, who is the new deadlift world record holder, will host the show that will challenge athletes to battle it out in unique bouts of strength and endurance. Beat the Mountain will give the victorious a chance to go against Björnsson himself.

Eric Wattenberg, Wheelhouse Group chief creative officer and president of Wheelhouse Entertainment, said: “Thor’s incredible deadlift last weekend made news around the world and rallied millions to share in a stunning athletic achievement. While he’s definitely one of a kind, we see this show as inspiration for anyone that wants to push boundaries or cheer on those who do. No doubt Thor is built to move mountains, but he’s also a disciplined team player and a super-nice guy. We’re excited to partner with him on this new series and to see his fan base expand.”