Monday, March 11, 2019

Discovery and Science Channel commissions a second season of BattleBots.

Discovery and the Science Channel has commissioned a second season of BattleBots that will start production in April.

The robot-fighting series showcases the world's "biggest, baddest, strongest, and fastest next-generation robots" from all over the world as they duke it out for robot-fighting supremacy and is shown in South Africa and across Africa on Discovery Family (DStv 136).

For the second season the 2018 champion Bite Force will return to defend its title against top competition including contenders like Tombstone, Minotaur, Witch Doctor, Bronco, Bombshell, and Yeti.

Each match consists out of two robots competing in a single, three-minute bout, and the goal is to destroy or disable the opponent. If there is no knockout during the battle, a panel of judges declares a victor.

Discovery says that the play-by-play team of Chris Rose and Kenny Florian will return to call all the action with Faruq Tauheed who will also be back as the ring announcer.

"BattleBots is such a fun series and really resonated with both Discovery and Science viewers," says Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer, for Discovery and factual.

"We can't wait to once again work with the amazing teams from Whalerock and BattleBots to make the new season a smashing success."

BattleBots also highlights the design and build of each robot, bot builder backstories, and their pursuit of the BattleBots championship.

Homemade robots built on a number of platforms and featuring a huge variety of deadly weapons go head-to-head, all captured by state-of-the-art onboard technology and cameras to enhance viewing and provide combat analytics.

BattleBots is a reimagined take on the killer robot combat sport from Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original BattleBots franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. Executive producers are Lloyd Braun, Chris Cowan, Edward P. Roski, Greg Munson, Tom Gutteridge and Aaron Catling.