Ludacris to Host and Produce MTV’s ‘Fear Factor’ Reboot

Fate of the Furious star Ludacris will host and serve as executive producer for MTV’s reboot of the popular game show Fear Factor, THR reports.

The revival is a total of 12-episodes and will premiere Tuesday, May 30, at 10 p.m. This is the first project to stem from a new overall deal MTV inked with the rapper. While the first iteration of Fear Factor featured contestants subjecting themselves to stunts that ranged from eating raw animal organs to walking on broken glass, the new show — which will retain the team format — has more of a viral twist, drawing inspiration from “urban legends, scary movies, and online videos from the zeitgeist.”

“I am excited to kick off my partnership with MTV, starting with the relaunch of Fear Factor, which will be even more insane and ludicrous than what you remember,” Luda said. “This will be the first of many great projects together.”