ITV America, WWE partner on reality travel series
October 9, 2019
By Nik Roseveare
Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company, and WWE Studios have announced a partnership to produce a new reality series, Big Show vs. The World: A Giant Abroad (working title), starring WWE Superstar Paul Wight, better known as The Big Show.
Through his extensive world travels with WWE, the 7 feet tall Big Show has collected a lifetime of unusual stories filled with unexplained natural occurrences, local enigmas and fascinating people. Big Show vs. The World: A Giant Abroad will follow the larger-than-life WWE Superstar as he travels back to these locations and indulges his passion for exploring the strange and unknown.
Each self-contained episode will feature Wight venturing to a new exotic area, where he’ll team up with a local guide and dive head first into a native mystery or legend.
“Big Show brings so many different layers to a project like this; it’s a dream scenario for us as producers,” said Thinkfactory CEO Adam Reed. “He blends his fierce intelligence and curiosity with an unexpected, one-of-a-kind wit, and his intimidating physical stature is offset by his surprisingly disarming personality. We’re ecstatic to be working with him and the WWE Studios team and can’t wait for the journeys ahead.”
“For more than two decades, Big Show’s magnetic personality has inspired fans around the world, and in this new series, he will be able to meet the people and explore the places that have played a pivotal role in his journey as a WWE Superstar,” said Susan Levison, SVP and Head of WWE Studios. “We are thrilled to be bringing this show to life with our partners at Thinkfactory who are proven winners in the unscripted television genre.”
“I won’t guarantee we’ll solve every mystery, but we’ll explore every strange detail, chase every bizarre lead, and meet the incredible characters involved in pursuit of the truth,” said Wight.
Separately, Netflix announced earlier this year that it is producing a family sitcom also featuring The Big Show in the central role.