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Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Join Forces With Verizon For Reality Show ‘The Runner’

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Matt and Ben are at it once more.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, higher often known as Hollywood’s favourite bromance, are teaming up with Verizon, Adaptive Studios and Pilgrim Media Group to supply one of many craziest actuality exhibits we have ever heard of. 

The two actors introduced the undertaking (apparently sixteen years within the making!) on Wednesday in a press launch. Damon and Affleck are government producers on the present, referred to as “The Runner,” which can solely be obtainable on Verizon’s go90 cellular TV community (AOL, The Huffington Post’s dad or mum firm, is owned by Verizon).

The idea of the present is fascinating and barely terrifying. According to the press launch, one individual will attempt to make their approach throughout the complete United States in 30 days with out getting acknowledged or caught. The individual of curiosity, referred to as “The Runner,” should comply with an itinerary and make it to sure checkpoints.

Meanwhile, a gaggle of eight two-individual groups — referred to as “Chasers” — try and find “The Runner” and seize them. Basically, it is just like the “Amazing Race” with one individual and tons of individuals coming after you. It’s additionally a bit like tag, with sixteen people who find themselves “It.” 

It looks like Matt Damon was “Bourne” to supply this present, if you recognize what we imply:  

Let’s not overlook that these two are additionally wonderful at discreet disguises, as evidenced by a current look on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”:

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We also needs to observe that there is $M million in prize cash at stake for “The Runner” in the event that they make it from sea to shining sea, or for the “Chasers” in the event that they achieve capturing their goal.  

Throughout the size of the present — which premieres this summer time — viewers all throughout the nation may also use go90 to ship in useful tricks to catch the person or lady on the run . Finally, we’ll all have an excuse to textual content and watch TV on the similar time with out feeling responsible. 

“This is a wonderful format for a model new platform,” Adaptive Studios founding associate Marc Joubert stated within the press launch. “‘The Runner’ is our means of assembly a Millennial viewers the place they stay — on their smartphones and on social media.” 

According to Deadline, the present was first bought to ABC in 2000, although it was later shut down after N/eleven. Yahoo tried to revive almost the present six years later, however it appears this time we’ll get to see the present on our screens. 

For those that are concerned about showing on the present, take a look at the casting info right here. 

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