Produced by Magical Elves with Alfred Street Industries, Brain Games is National Geographic’s newest exciting show complete with a star-studded lineup of celebrity guests, spanning actors and musicians to entrepreneurs and athletes. The show is a reboot of its Emmy-nominated series with the same title. The eight-episode season adds a Hollywood twist to its classic mind-bending format by challenging the world’s biggest celebrities to realise their exceptional brain power through fun and highly entertaining interactive games, illusions and social experiments.
In each episode, host Keegan-Michael Key (“Friends From College,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King” and the Emmy Award-winning “Key & Peele”), along with world-famous mentalist Lior Suchard and field correspondent and science communicator Cara Santa Maria, guide celebrities, including Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Jack Black, Mark Cuban, Ted Danson, Tiffany Haddish, Dax Shepard, Megan Trainor and Rebel Wilson, through fun and exciting experiments, illusions and demonstrations that will help them realise their untapped brain power. The results are hilarious, surprising and interactive, and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Filmed in front of a studio audience, Brain Games merges brain power with star power as celebrities perform challenges that reveal the science behind what makes us tick. In addition to Key and the celebrity guests, many of the fun and shocking moments this season are provided by Suchard, whom many consider the best mentalist in the world. Watch as he wows celebrities, and leaves them speechless, in each episode with his incredible demonstrations. Performing amazing mental feats, Suchard takes guests on an incredible journey through the wonders of the human brain. Suchard’s act builds on drama and astonishment and includes lots of humour and full audience participation.
“The new season of Brain Games is family-friendly, interactive and engaging programming, that will captivate viewers of all ages. Audiences can also look forward to testing their own cerebral strength as we will be bringing one of South Africa’s top mentalists, Gilan Gork to 947 for a week of Brain Games inspired challenges on air, and on our @NatGeoAfrica social media platforms”, said Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.
Brain Games is said to be the perfect television event for the whole family and officially premieres this Friday (14 February) at 19:00 CAT, on National Geographic, DSTV channel 181 and will air globally in 172 countries and 43 languages.