Paramount Plus will offer a new Jackass series, shared Bob Bakish, Paramount president and CEO, during an earnings call May 3. Bakish promised “even more ridiculous antics” on the new show.
The original Jackass series, with the cast members taking part in outlandish stunts, was on MTV starting in 2000 and lasted three seasons. Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville created the show. Knoxville hosted, and cast members included Bam Margera, Dave England, Wee Man and Steve-O. Stunts involved mousetraps, bulls, bungee cords, skateboards and other objects with the potential to deliver bodily harm.
It was not revealed who from the original cast will take part.
Jackass spawned spinoff series, including Viva La Bam and Wildboyz, and an array of movies.
The three seasons of Jackass, with eight episodes apiece, are on Paramount Plus.
Film Jackass Forever premiered in February. It earned over $80 million at the box office.
Paramount Plus added 6.8 million subscribers in the quarter. The platform launched in spring 2021.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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