Almost 20 years after adapting it for the first time, the US network is once again betting on the classic quiz show, The Weakest Link.
Following the wave of revivals and reboots, NBC has now commissioned a new version of the British format The Weakest Link, from BBC Studios.
The format has been adapted in 44 territories around the world, including Chile (Channel 13), Mexico (Azteca) and Spain (RTVE).
This will be the second time that the US network has adapted the quiz show, after broadcasting two seasons under the name Weakest Link between 2001 and 2003.
The new version, which will feature 13 episodes, will be a co-production between the producing arm of BBC Studios in Los Angeles and Universal Television Alternative Studio. Production will start later this year.
“Weakest Link became an instant favorite when it first aired on our network, and we are excited to bring a fresh new version of this timeless format,” said Meredith Ahr, president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group.
Jane Lynch will be the host and executive producer of the NBC show, which she says will combine the quick and ingenious pillars of the original format with some modern twists.
“I’ve been a fan of this groundbreaking quiz show since it was first released,” said Lynch.
Matt Forde, managing director of Production and International Formats at BBC Studios, celebrated the new adaptation of this classic that BBC Studios has distributed over the past two decades, “engaging audiences and earning a place in the history of pop culture”.