Revamped iconic show Takeshi's Castle in works at Amazon Prime Videotext_fields
Amazon Prime Video has begun filming a reboot of the classic game show that gained popularity in the 90s, Takeshi's Castle with a new cast and a different set of games. Takeshi Kitano, a popular Japanese comedian will host the revamped game show.
Premiered between 1986 and 1990, the iconic television show broke cultural barriers and gained global success. Initially developed by the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), the show inspired several game shows with a similar theme.
In 2005, with a Hindi voiceover, the show premiered in India on Pogo Channel. The commentary for this was given by Bollywood actor/comedian Javed Jaffrey. Amazon Prime plans to release the reboot of the video game show in more than 240 countries by 2023. In the original show, hundreds of contestants were forced to go through a list of quirky physical challenges that revolved around giant, goofy, set pieces, according to the NIE.
The original Takeshi's Castle featured a list of creative physical challenges such as You Can't Continue on an Empty Stomach, Wall to Freedom Becomes Far, Barrier of the Border, and Dragon God's Pond. Javed Jaffrey has expressed interest in returning to the show, but his involvement in the project is currently unclear