Pac-Man Game Show? Yes, Please.
Who would watch a “reality series” based on Pac-Man?
If the description in this report from Deadline Hollywood is accurate, my thinking is, everyone, everywhere.
The words “reality series” aren’t quite what the vision of the show is, according to the head of Merv Griffin Entertainment, which is partnering up with Namco Bandai for the show. It sounds a whole lot more like a game show:
The Pac-Man reality series is envisioned as a ‘big, crazy Wipeout-type event with a lot of energy,’ said Merv Griffin’s president of TV Roy Bank. ‘The idea we have is to take what Pac-Man is and bring it to life, to bring what is essentially the world’s biggest game of tag to television.’
Yeah. That actually sounds awesome.
The Pac-Man show is described as an unscripted series, which will have Bank as executive producer along with David Russo. They’re still shopping the concept to networks, so it’s unclear when (or if) the project will ever actually happen. Given the kinds of things that are on TV, however, I would be surprised if we’re not seeing some brand of live-action Pac-Man, hopefully with prizes and people face-planting into things, in the near future.
For contrast, here’s what we got last time Pac-Man was a TV show.