‘Frogger’ Getting a Real Life Reboot
Frogger was one of the biggest games of the 80's, and even the kids today have played the game at least once. The concept was simple. Get the frog from one side of the screen to the other, dodging cars, hopping on logs and crocodiles. Now, it's getting a reboot, in the form of a TV show.
Contestants of Frogger will play the classic game with one twist, instead of a frog, they have to run the course.
The official description from Peacock spells out the new show, which will be hosted by Damon Wayans Jr. and Kyle Brandt.
“A worldwide phenomenon since its introduction by Konami in 1981, Frogger has remained one of the most classic and beloved video game franchises of all time with a library spanning more than 30 titles across various platforms. The show ‘Frogger’ brings to life this popular franchise and supersizes it on an epic course! Audiences and contestants alike will be transported into a wild, whimsical ‘Frogger’ world, filled with all the simple but challenging elements of the mega-hit from Konami. A fierce and ridiculously fun competition, ‘Frogger’ will feature a variety outrageous obstacle courses or “crossings,” including Frog City, Candy Frog Land, Frogs in Space, Frog Skull Island, Ribbit River and Toad Temple. These physically demanding challenges will see contestants dodge treacherous traffic, leap over snapping gators and hop over hungry hippos to conquer the course. Contestants from across the country will test their talent in a competition requiring skill, strength, strategy and problem-solving smarts. Who will have what it takes to be America’s finest ‘Frogger’ and jump away with a $100,000?”
The show debuts September 9th on Peacock.