Ready for America’s Next Top Katniss?
The CW has ordered two new reality shows, including one that’s clearly Hunger Games-inspired.
In The Hunt, 12
The second new CW reality series is called Perfect Score. This is a dating show where two friends compete to see who can pick their ideal mate from a group of–
Yeah, so back to The Hunt. The competition lasts a full month and the winner will receive a cash prize. No premiere date is set.
It’s been awhile since any reality show really made a successful run at a Survivor-style competition, so it will be interesting to see how this one turns out. The order follows The CW developing a drama series, The Selection, that’s been compared to The Hunger Games (the project is still alive, I’m told), and toying with the (ill-advised) idea of adapting ultra-violent Japanese cult favorite Battle Royale, which has a very similar storyline to The Hunger Games.
Perhaps The Hunt will be a way for the network to capitalize (Capitolize?) on the hit franchise, like The Vampire Diaries post-Twilight and Arrow post-Dark Knight.
So who volunteers?
Who volunteers as contestant?!