Netflix Drops New Game Show The Floor Is Lava
Surprisingly based on the childhood game you used to play where you'd pretend the floor is lava, the new show sees teams take on different challenges to win.
Accurately described as 'Crystal Maze meets Total Wipeout meets Gladiators', Netflix put the news out a few weeks ago on its official Twitter account, but it was finally made available today.
The official description of the show on the Netflix website reads: "Teams compete to navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and swinging from chandeliers. Yes, really."
The show features themed sets of things like museums and their artefacts, bedroom furniture, space obstacles and more, with contestants tryin their best not to fall in the 'lava'.
As an eagle-eyed follower pointed out, 'floor is patently not lava':
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The floor does, in fact, appear to a strange orange-coloured potion. Either way, I doubt you'd want to fall in it.
While contestants make their way through the course, they're being tested in their agility, teamwork and sheer upper-body strength.
Host Rutledge Wood, who also appeared on the US version of Top Gear, says that the rules are as follows:
- Anything and everything in the room is in play;
- For every player that gets across, the team receives a point;
- The team who gets the most points at the end of their run, or the fastest time if there's a tie, wins $10,000 (£8,000); and, of course,
- Don't fall in because, guess what? The floor is LAAAVAAAA!
In each episode, viewers watch teams battle it out for their shot at the grand prize, that sweet $10k.
Along the way there are puzzles, hurdles and mind games, with all the surfaces made slippery with volcanic eruptions, aka water, making it even more difficult.
To make things worse, the steps to get out slowly fall away as the lava rises, meaning the longer you take the harder it gets.
We've seen a whole load of new reality shows go on to Netflix over the last few months, which is a good job, seeing as many of us have had a lot more time on our hands.
Netflix suspended filming of many of its Originals during coronavirus lockdown, with production expected to start up again in the US within the next couple of months.
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