Peacock announced acclaimed actor and comedian Damon Wayans Jr. as host of "Frogger," a larger-than-life physical competition series based on the iconic 1980’s video game, coming soon to the streaming platform. A worldwide phenomenon since its introduction by Konami in 1981, Frogger has remained one of the most classic and beloved video game franchises of all time, with a library spanning more than 30 titles across various platforms.
The show "Frogger" brings to life this popular franchise and supersizes it on an epic course. Audiences and contestants alike will be transported into a wild, whimsical "Frogger" world, filled with all the simple but challenging elements of the mega-hit from Konami. A fierce and entertaining competition, "Frogger" will feature various outrageous obstacle courses or “crossings.” These physically demanding challenges will see contestants dodge treacherous traffic, leap over snapping gators and hop over hungry hippos to conquer the course. Contestants from across the country will test their talent in a competition requiring skill, strength, strategy, and problem-solving smarts. Who will have what it takes to be America’s finest "Frogger" and jump away with a $100,000?
About 13 hour-long episodes of "Frogger" have been ordered. Based on the Konami-owned IP, the show is produced by Eureka Productions in partnership with Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin will executive produce for Eureka Productions, and Eden Gaha and Fred Birckhead. The "Frogger" competition show is an original format created by Chris Culvenor of Eureka Productions.
Damon Wayans Jr. announced the news on his social media accounts and included a sneak peek of the life-sized "Frogger". TV host, actor, and media personality, Kyle Brandt (“Good Morning Football”) will serve as co-host, alongside Wayans Jr.