Syfy Joins With Jim Henson’s Creature Shop For New Competition Series
Put that baby spell on me!
Are you ready for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge? I think I might cry, I’m so ready.
Deadline reports Syfy has secured their next competition reality series. “Syfy has greenlighted eight episodes of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, which will pit 10 aspiring creature creators competing in a series of challenges where they will build everything from mechanical characters to whimsical beasts.,” they write. “The winner gets $100,000 and a contract working at the famed Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.”
While Syfy has brought in several franchise properties to their Face Off competition show, this will be a slightly different monster, as it were. Hopefully they will utilize some of our favorite Henson films.
Henson’s son Brian Henson will be the lead judge for the puppeteering competition while “designer Peter Brooke, mechanization and animatronics master John Criswell, and fabrication and artistic specialist Julie Zobel” will serve as mentors.
The network is looking toward a 2014 release date but no word yet on if the series has already been cast. I cannot wait to see what the cast creates and if it lives up to the Henson standard.
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