Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, has signed breakout comedian and TV personality Franco Escamilla to host the first Spanish-language adaptation of hit unscripted series “LEGO Masters,” it was announced by Alejandro Rincon, CEO of Endemol Shine Boomdog.
Escamilla, one of the top comedians in Latin America and host of his own series, “The Franco Escamilla Show,” just wrapped a sold-out comedy tour across North America. Endemol Shine Boomdog is currently developing the Spanish-language version of “LEGO Masters” that will be produced in Mexico City.
“We knew exactly who we wanted to host ‘LEGO Masters’ and we were fortunate that Franco was a big fan of the show and wanted to join in on the fun, as well. His comedy style and unabashed sarcasm perfectly match the tone of this family-friendly series that has quickly become a global phenomenon,” Rincon said.
Meanwhile, Escamilla stated: "I have always been a lover of LEGO bricks. I like to build them alone, but now I really enjoy doing it with my family. When I heard about this series, I was extremely excited to have been chosen to be the presenter. From the small sculptures to the most gigantic ones, they really challenge me. And now joining the Latin American production, which will be a program for the entire family to enjoy, in which competition and comedy are added, is an honor".
“LEGO Masters” is one of the fastest growing TV formats in the world and has been adapted in seven other global territories, including the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Endemol Shine North America launched show on Fox in February, where it recently ended its first season as the #1 new series launch in the United States, attracting more than 36 million unique viewers. The format made its debut in both The Netherlands and Belgium last month and also just kicked off its second season in Australia, where it was the most successful entertainment premiere of 2020.
“LEGO Masters” pits enthusiasts in a competition that starts with a single LEGO brick and infinite possibilities and concludes with mind-blowing builds that will surely both inspire legions of loyal LEGO followers and capture the imagination of new fans. The title was originally created by Tuesday’s Child Productions and The LEGO Group. Endemol Shine Group is the exclusive distributor of the format and all finished tape globally.
Franco Escamilla's comedy style and unabashed sarcasm perfectly match the tone of this family-friendly series that has quickly become a global phenomenon” Alejandro Rincon CEO of Endemol Shine Boomdog