The robots have returned. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cancelled BBC game show Robot Wars will be coming back for six new episodes.
The series, which featured contestants pitting hand-built robots against each other, ran from 1998 to 2004. Robot Wars evolved into BattleBots in the United States. That show was recently revived and renewed for a second season on ABC.
The network promised that the new episodes will feature plenty of updates, including new challenges and, of course, new types of robots to reflect the technological advances made in the 10-plus years since the original show ended. BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw added:
Robot Wars is an absolute TV classic, and I’m thrilled to be updating it for the next generation of viewers. With new technological advances making for an even more exciting and immersive experience, this is a fantastic example of the kind of content-rich factual entertainment that BBC Two excels at.”
No word on whether the new season of Robot Wars will air in the United States.
What do you think? Did you watch the original run of Robot Wars?