You're seeing it here first.
I'm just back from a great set visit in Cape Town earlier this afternoon at a top secret undisclosed location. This place serves as the headquarters of the brand-new local reality show Way of the Warrior that starts on M-Net Action (DStv 106) on Monday, 15 February at 18:00.
In Way of the Warrior, produced by Gathered Moss Productions, 16 overweight local guys gets instructed in the martial art of Muay Thai and then gets to slug it out until only one is left, while they battle to become fighting fit. Of course they get placed before gruelling physical and mental challenges.
For more wonderful and revealing Thai inspired set photos that I can reveal first and exclusively right here, click on READ MORE below to see a little bit of what you'll see next month on TV.
Click RIGHT HERE for my first Way of the Warrior interview with Colin Moss.
This full size wall murial inside the hidden-away and very private location in Cape Town where the 16 contestants live, train, prepare, sleep and fight, says it all. The contestants in their urban gritty chic live,fight-fight-another-day environment can never venture too far from seeing this.
It's a very semi-barrack style, sparsely sleeping style area with downtown Bangkok influences. Low wooden stilts keeps the rats from the mattresses (just kidding. About the rats.). Look at the afternoon sunlight and how it creates a serene oriental presence. And you can see the one green crate at the end of every bed which is what the contestants were allowed to fill with whatever they wanted to bring.
(Pssst. Quentin looks very very scary, but I met him today on set and I have to tell you he's just awesome. Friendly, such a warm personality, and just completely not how you would think he would be when you see him doing fight moves. I was mightily surprised and in a good way.)
Way of the Warrior, from Monday, 15 February on M-Net Action (DStv 106) at 18:00