Following the success of Jackass Forever at the movie office, Paramount Global is developing a new Jackass TV series. The film follows the crew as they do stunts and pranks, and stars Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Dave England, Jason “Wee Man” Acua, Ehren McGhehey, and Preston Lacy. It’s unclear whether the original cast members will reprise their roles in the Paramount+ series.
“Based off the success of Jackass Forever, we’re working with the creators to continue the partnership with a new series, bringing even more ridiculous antics straight to Paramount+,” On a post-earnings analyst call on Tuesday, Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish said. The new Jackass series is the first to emerge from a Paramount Global strategy to develop TV spinoffs on Paramount+ that capitalise on past theatrical triumphs, according to Bakish.
Following the release of Jackass Forever in theatres in February, Paramount+ began streaming episodes from the original Jackass series.
Sending offshoot TV programmes to Paramount+, according to Bakish, would strengthen ties with popular content’s fan audiences. In prankster king Johnny Knoxville and crew’s return to the big screen, the R-rated Jackass Forever movie debuted to a better-than-expected $23.5 million from 3,604 locations. Bakish mentioned on the analyst call that both Jackass Forever and Scream did well in cinemas before moving to Paramount+.
The Jackass franchise was rebooted 12 years after the third film, Jackass 3D, was released by Paramount Pictures, MTV Entertainment, and Dick Productions. From 2000 to 2001, MTV’s original “Jackass” series was a smash hit, spawning multiple offshoot series (including “Wildboyz” and “Viva La Bam”) and a flurry of films in addition to the core four in the franchise.