Remember the Hollywood casting firm that sent out the memo to Bigfoot hunters a while back ago? The firm said they were casting for a new series on a "Major Cable Network" that "will bring together the nation’s most elite Bigfoot researchers and follow their pursuit of concrete, verifiable proof of the beast’s existence." The series was going to be a race between Bigfoot hunters to see who will be the first to find Bigfoot. Their offer was "a substantial cash prize for whomever finds proof first." That was back in January, and it looks like they have their casts, and a brand new television show on Spike TV. Here's the news release via Hollywood Reporter:
If Big Foot does exist, proof of that just got very lucrative.
Spike TV announced Thursday a 10-episode pickup for 10 Million Dollar Big Foot Bounty, a new reality competition that's offering what would be the largest cash prize in TV history. The only catch is that the titular $10 million, backed by insurers of the bizarre at Lloyd's of London, can only be awarded to a contestant that provides irrefutable evidence that that Big Foot exists.
Scientists, zoologists, trackers and actual Big Foot hunters are among the competitors the series is lining up, with casting already underway. Teams will present their evidence to Big Foot "experts" in attempt to win the prize. And of the 10 episodes will follow different teams tackling the search with different methods.
Production will take place at locations across the U.S.
The one-hour series comes from Charlie Corwin’s Original Media (Swamp People) with Corwin, Michael Riley and Jon Kroll (The Amazing Race) serving as EPs.