Peacock is banking on ’80s video game nostalgia to drive a new live-action competition show for families based on Konami’s Frogger brand.
Frogger the series (13 x 60 minutes) will see competitors racing through a variety of obstacle courses for a chance to win a cash prize. Live-action prodco Eureka Productions (The Amazing Race Australia, Name That Tune) is producing the game show in partnership with Konami Cross Media NY. Eureka’s Chris Culvenor created the format concept and will executive produce it with his colleague Paul Franklin will EP the new format.
The companies are casting now, but a delivery date hasn’t been announced yet. Frogger will target an all-ages family audience, according to a Peacock spokesperson.
The show is inspired by Japanese developer Konami’s video game franchise that has spawned more than 30 titles since its launch in 1981, including Frogger in Toy Town for Apple Arcade and the upcoming Frogger for Intellivision’s Amico console.
Since launching in April 2020, Peacock has been leaning on nostalgia and existing brands to fill out its programming lineup. It previously greenlit a Punky Brewster reboot, a revival of tween comedy Saved by the Bell and a third season of A.P. Bio.