Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 10:46 am
Reflex has been developed by The Cube indie Objective Productions and gives contestants a chance to win up to £50,000 by testing their reactions.
Players take on a number of challenges over five rounds, including falling through eight-foot-high balloons and jumping through glass panels. Each round will be played multiple times, with only the fastest player going through. All the rounds will be captured in super slo-mo alongside two new techniques developed by the team behind GameFreeze, which is used on The Cube.
The show will culminate in a head-to-head ‘shootout’, with one player qualifying to play a dramatic endgame. Reflex was originally piloted by C4 in April 2011, but the broadcaster passed on the show. C4 also opted not to order The Cube following a 2008 pilot, and it was subsequently picked up by ITV1 in February 2009.
Reflex creator and executive producer Adam Adler said: “We’ve been obsessed with the idea of doing a gameshow based on human reactions for some time, so we’re delighted to be making Reflex for the BBC.
“We’re trying to create a fun and entertaining test of human reaction times, covered by bespoke, state-of-the-art slow-motion technology – which will allow viewers to see things never before captured in a gameshow.”
Nathan Eastwood will also exec produce the non-TX pilot, with Warwick Banks as series producer. BBC1 controller Danny Cohen, entertainment commissioning controller Mark Linsey and executive entertainment editor Karl Warner ordered the pilot. The show is being filmed at The Studios at MediaCityUK in Salford.