SBS previously considered a local version, but it is Nine that will proceed with Australian Ninja Warrior, based on the Japanese game show Sasuke.
The Japanese format, which began in 1997, sees 100 competitors attempt to complete four obstacle courses of increasing difficulty.
Endemol Shine will produce the Aussie version, which will join a range of 12 other international productions, including American Ninja Warrior.
Mark Fennessy, chief executive of Endemol Shine Australia described it as “fun, loud, high-octane family entertainment that would … appeal directly to Australia’s ‘have a go’ attitude.
Source: News Corp