Syfy UK has closed a deal to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Robot Combat League, TVWise has learned. The show’s first season, which just recently started airing on Syfy in the US, will receive its UK premiere on Syfy UK on Monday April 8th at 8pm.
Hosted by Chris Jericho, Robot Combat League is a new reality series which features tournament-style battles each week between eight-feet tall, state-of-the-art humanoid robots controlled by human “robo-jockeys”. This series will feature twelve teams consisting of a fighter (a robo-jockey) and a robotics engineer (a robo-tec) from myriad backgrounds including a race car driver, an Olympic athlete, a National Guard helicopter pilot along with a mix of professional fighters and software engineers. Each team is paired with its own unique robot and will fight in a first-of-its kind competition using a high-tech exo-suit that translates their movements to their robot. Each fight consists of three rounds of intense action, with the winning team advancing in the competition. In his role as host, Jericho will set up each week’s fight and provide viewers with a play-by-play commentary of the fighting action. Robot Combat League is produced by Smart Dog Media, with Craig Plestis serving as executive producer.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.