Let the Robot Wars commence. Today, Science Channel announced the TV show will make its U.S. debut in August.
The UK series features robots battling it out against each other to see which is the ultimate “metal munching” machine. The original series aired on BBC2 from 1998 to 2004 and was revived in 2016.
Robot Wars premieres on Science Channel on August 8th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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(New York) – More metal munching madness is headed to Science Channel as the network has picked up rights to air the robot fighting series ROBOT WARS. Filmed in an enormous bulletproof fighting arena that contains dangerous hazards such as fire, spikes, the flipper and the iconic pit, 40 of the top robot combat teams from all over the world compete for Robot Wars supremacy. ROBOT WARS is set for its U.S. premiere on Wednesday, August 8 at 10pm ET/PT.
Not only do the robot teams battle it out against each other, they also must avoid the intimidating House Robots, which are three times heavier than the competition’s robots. Aiming to terminate anything that strays into their Corner Patrol Zone – Sir Killalot, Matilda, Shunt and Dead Metal show no mercy as they menacingly patrol the arena ready to destroy.
“The mind-blowing metallic mayhem of ROBOT WARS stretches the laws of physics and engineering to their limits,” said Marc Etkind, General Manager, Science Channel. “This incredibly fun take on robot fighting showcases some of the world’s brightest and most innovative bot-builders.”
ROBOT WARS aired for nine seasons from 1998-2004 before returning to BBC2 in 2016. It is produced by Mentorn Scotland and SJP Media. Christine Nussbaum serves as producer for Science Channel.”
What do you think? Have you seen Robot Wars? Will you watch its U.S. debut?