His Dark Materials star James McAvoy is gearing up to a break from fantasy in favour of a new Channel 4 reality series.
The five-part show, titled The Bridge, is set to see 12 strangers live and work together as they try to build a way across 250 metres of water to a nearby island in just 20 days. If they succeed as a team, then they bag the prize fund of £100,000.
There's a twist though... If they manage to pull off the task, they'll be asked to vote for who they think is the most deserving of the prize. Whoever comes up trumps must then decide whether to share the winnings, or pocket the money for themselves.
Unfortunately, McAvoy isn't taking part, he'll just act as narrator. But it still sounds pretty thrilling!
"The Bridge is an innovative and groundbreaking factual entertainment format and we're thrilled to be making it for Channel 4 from our HQ in Manchester," Rick Murray, Managing Director for Workerbee, said in a prepared statement.
"Pulling together a show of this nature and scale in the current environment has been no mean feat but we're raring to go and it is going to be fascinating to see if this cross section of people can work as a team even after months of lockdown."
"After months of lockdown, a group of strangers have come together to tackle an intense challenge," the company's executive producer Warren Smith added. "We aim to find out whether they will work in harmony or will ruthless behaviour play a part in securing the £100,000 winnings?
"Filmed in the British countryside, we will demonstrate that you do not have to travel abroad to find beautiful locations, they exist on our doorstep."
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