Brad Pitt is lending his pipes and his likeness to Fox’s “Lego Masters” for the show’s Wednesday night season premiere.
The actor, who is also an executive producer on the show through his Plan B Entertainment, makes a cameo as Lego Brad Pitt in the show’s cold open – and TheWrap has your exclusive sneak peek.
“Plan B has been our partner since Season 1. They were in the room pitching the show with us. So we’ve wanted to have him be involved from the beginning in some fun, clever way,” executive producer Michael Heyerman told TheWrap. “It just so happened that our Season 3 was also the 90th anniversary of Lego as a company. So we thought it would be fun to maybe create … and script this whole animated opening sequence.”
Once Pitt was in, Heyerman said he got the team to work on creating a custom Brad minifigure. Pitt then came in and recorded his audio for the opening.
“I think he had fun here. He enjoyed it,” Heyerman said.
“Lego Masters” will have its Season 3 premiere on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT after “The Masked Singer” and there are plenty of surprises – beyond the Pitt cameo, of course – in store for this installment of the competition series.
“Our theme going in was, ‘expecting the unexpected.’ So we wanted to have a lot more twists and turns, we wanted to keep the audience guessing. We wanted to keep the builders guessing.
“Chris Pratt came and was part of an episode; we have Jeff Gordon, who came [for] part of an episode; we get out and go to a NASCAR race like, so it felt like we were able to kind of push ourselves and have some really unique challenges, and some unexpected twists and turns that I think the audience will really enjoy,” he added.
Hosted by Will Arnett, who is also an EP on the show, Season 3 will once again see teams of two competing against each other in challenges including a NASA-themed episode in the premiere, where contestants have to build a personalized spaceship. Real NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Tom Marshburn (via the Space Station) will be featured in the episode and share their expertise during the challenge. Pratt turns up for the “Jurassic World Dominion”-themed second episode. The season will also feature a treehouse challenge and a best in Lego dog show, which contestants will undertake all for the goal of a $100,000 cash prize.
And, later on this year, they’ll be rolling out a holiday special edition – “Lego Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular.”
“It’s three episodes. The finale is a two-hour episode. It’s four celebrities, four returning builders – fan favorite builders,” Heyerman said. “Not like ‘Lego Masters’ is a show that takes itself super seriously anyway, but this was really something that was just for fun; it’s for charity; it’s taking celebrities who have built Lego with their kids or with their families, but now they kind of see what it’s like to be an actual professional builder, and that was a really fun dynamic to see unfold on screen where they were paired with one of these brilliant Lego builders, and they really got a chance to learn.”
“Lego Masters” Season 3 premieres Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.