Fronted by comedian and actress Magda Szubanski, Weakest Link is returning to Australian screens on Nine and 9Now.
As well as Szubanski, there will be other modern twists in the revamp of the massively successful global quiz program known for its fast pace and quick wit.
Nine’s Head of Content, Production and Development, Adrian Swift, said: “Weakest Link is one of the world’s most popular and enduring quiz formats. It’s not just about what you know, but also knowing who’s your biggest threat and when to bank your winnings. All of that combined with the much-loved Magda Szubanski being anything but loveable in the role of Australia’s strictest quizmaster. We are very proud to have the new Weakest Link here on Nine.”
The BBC Studios format will be produced by its local production arm. BBC Studio’s ANZ Director of Production Kylie Washington, said: “We are delighted to reintroduce Australians to this fast, fun and addictive show which is a pop cultural phenomenon. In Magda Szubanski we have found the perfect host who will preside over the contestants with her acerbic wit as they do battle to avoid being voted Weakest Link.”
In each episode, eight contestants enter the studio as total strangers and must work together to bank the maximum amount of prizemoney available in each round. Contestants take turns to answer general knowledge questions and build chains of correct answers. Consecutive correct answers greatly increase the value of the chain, while incorrect answers break the chain and force the contestants to start over on the lowest rung, with the smallest amount money.
This new series is being produced for Nine by BBC Studios and marks a return to Australian screens for the popular quiz that was last shown in Australia in 2002.