USA Network orders 10-part run of Talpa’s aquatic gameshow


ITV Entertainment is to produce a US version of Talpa physical gameshow format Cannonball.

USA Network has ordered a 10-part run of the elimination format, in which 16 contestants compete in four water-based challenges including a speed slide Mega-Ramp and a Drop Tower.

Created by John de Mol, the show first aired in the Netherlands and has previously been picked up for Australia and the UK, where the Potato-produced series aired in an ITV Saturday tea-time slot in 2017 but was dropped after one series.

It aired to a consolidated audience of 2.1m (11.1%).

De Mol serves as an executive producer on the US version alongside Shye Sutherland, Keith Geller, Bernie Schaeffer and Stijn Bakkers.

The series will air next year.