‘Frozen’ star Anna Kendrick to host ‘The Next Big Thing’ at NBC, ABCs “Shark Tank” in October 2018
The “Sharks” star is set to host a series of “Next Big Things” programming in 2018, including a pilot for a new NBC reality series, according to a report.
“Shrek” creator Peter Jackson will executive produce the project, which is set in a dystopian future where artificial intelligence and robotics are used to enhance the human race’s ability to hunt for the elusive mythical creature “The King,” Variety reports.
“It’s going to be a show about The King and what it means to have a sentient machine on the planet,” Jackson said during a press tour for the project.
The series will be developed by the studio and will be produced by The Weinstein Company, which Jackson co-founded.
“We’re going to make a show that’s not just about hunting down the king,” Jackson added.
“This show is about what happens when we turn AI on and we start to replace human beings with robots.
And it’s not going to happen in a very traditional way.”
The show will also include characters from the original “Shades of Blue,” the 1993 film that was also adapted into a 2013 animated feature.
“I think it’s a perfect way to bring the movie into the 21st century, where you’re not going with an army of robots,” Jackson told the audience at the premiere.
“You’re going with people, with human beings, with each other, with technology, and that’s what we’re doing with ‘Sharktalks’.” “Shrink” star Anna Kournikova, who also starred in “Shoot,” will also executive produce.
“The new show will be a very original concept that we’re excited to explore,” Kournickas executive producer and “Shattered” star Jada Pinkett Smith said.
“In a world where robots are going to replace us all, we’ve got to figure out what it is that keeps us from being our best selves and why are we not taking advantage of technology that’s changing our lives in unexpected ways?”