Robot Wars to come back to fans’ screens15th January 2016
It has been announced that Robot Wars is coming back.
The comeback was announced on Wednesday, January 13.
The new series of the show has been commissioned by channel controller Kim Shillinglaw, Acting Controller of Entertainment, Alan Tyler, and Jo Street, BBC Commissioning Editor.
The battle entertainment show will return as a six part series of one hour episodes.
There are still some original features to the show, with teams of amateur rooters battling it out to win the coveted Robot Wars title.
The show will be produced by Mentorn Media Scotland in association with SJP Media and will be executive produced by Creative Director of Entertainment at Tinopolis, Chris Brogden, Andrew Robertson of Mentorn Scotland and Jo Street for the BBC.
Chris Brogden said: “Bringing back Robot Wars to our screens is hugely exciting. Its return will see new and improved robots, with extraordinary innovation and power in these updated machines – it promises to be quite the competition.”
The new Robot Wars series will be recorded in Glasgow at a new purpose built fighting arena with state-of-the-art cameras.
Alan Tyler, BBC Acting Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, said: “The redeveloped Robot Wars proved compelling, offering a mix of real people, real passion and raw power.”
“And yet, the show is still fundamentally driven by the eccentricity of the brilliant brains behind the machines. We are excited to bring this clever new incarnation not only to an audience who loved the original but also to those who may be discovering it for the first time.“