Iconic ’90s Show ‘Gladiators’ to be Revived in Australia

Gladiators Australia
Warner Bros.

“Gladiators” is set to return to TV screens in Australia.

The iconic battle program first aired in Australia on the Seven Network across 70 episodes from April 1995 to October 1996. It involved permanent competitors, known as Gladiators, taking on the one-time Challengers, including obstacle courses and battles with hammerheads on suspension bridges.

A further 15-episode run was on Seven in 2008.

It’s not yet clear where the revived series will screen, but production company Warner Bros. is actively recruiting participants who are “at the peak of their physical fitness to take on the new generation of Gladiators”. The production company has flagged Challengers will need “speed and skill” to take on the new Gladiators.

Would-be contestants need to be aged over 18, with the terms and conditions revealing Warner Bros. has a preference for those aged “between 18-80”.

The series is also being revived in the U.K. by the BBC.