Netflix to Launch New Competition Series ‘Million Dollar Secret’ With Host Peter Serafinowicz (EXCLUSIVE)

More money, more problems. That seems to be the motto of Netflix’s brand new competition series, in which one contestant is saddled with a $1 million prize as the other 11 players fight to hunt them down and claim it for themselves.

The series, with the working title “Million Dollar Secret,” will be hosted by Peter Serafinowicz, the British comedian and actor whose credits include “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Shaun of the Dead,” “John Wick: Chapter 2” and “Spy.”

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Here’s how the competition works, in Netflix’s own words: “The million-dollar prize is won by one of 12 players right at the start of the first episode. Now, the others will hunt them down – eliminate the millionaire and the money moves to someone new. When should they strike? Too soon and they become the target; too late and they may never get the money. Meanwhile, the millionaire can try to get rid of the cash if the heat becomes too much. This is a game of strategy and alliances, where predators can become prey in the blink of an eye.”

The series will consist of eight 45-minute episodes. It’s produced by Wheelhouse U.K. and Spoke Studios (“Love & WWE,” “Buying Beverly Hills”). Charles Wachter serves as showrunner and executive produces alongside Glenn Hugill, Will Nothacker, Russ Friedman, Joe Coleman and Pam Healey.

The cast of “Million Dollar Secret” has yet to be announced.

Serafinowicz has had a prolific career in Hollywood, creating and starring in “Look Around You” and his own sketch comedy series “The Peter Serafinowicz Show,” as well as landing roles in “Parks and Recreation,” “The Gentlemen” and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,” in which he voiced Darth Maul. Serafinowicz has also lent his voice to the “Sing” animated movies from Illumination, “South Park,” “Rick and Morty,” “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “American Dad!” and “Archer.”

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