WATCH: Wes Bergmann Launches New Reality Show ‘The Blox’

Wes Bergmann, longtime star of “The Challenge,” has launched a brand new actuality competitors show and it could not have come at a greater time as each the flagship show and the “All Stars” spinoff are between seasons. Titled “The Blox,” the 17-episode sequence follows 20 entrepreneurs as they dwell collectively and compete in opposition to one another to turn out to be the only real winner of the show.

For “Challenge” followers, the format can be pretty acquainted. The entrepreneurs can be going through off in “startup video games” and the competitors can be judged by “up-and-coming enterprise celebrities,” Wes instructed Heavy of the competitors docu-series. The two-time “Challenge” champion added that he is “happy with how giant of an affect this had on the entrepreneurs that competed.”

“We modified their lives for the higher in a brief period of time,” he defined. “And so far as I’m involved, that places this entire undertaking within the black earlier than we even launch.” Beyond that, the MTV star can also be proud that “Challenge” followers can see what he is been engaged on outdoors of the show.

The total sequence may be watched without spending a dime on The Blox cellular app, out there on Google Play and the App Store. For a sneak peek, take a look at the trailer beneath:

The Show Is Housed in an App of the Same Name Designed to Help Entrepreneurs

All 17 episodes are already out there in The Blox app together with instruments to assist binge-watch the sequence. For those that need to transcend the competitors show, there are a number of instruments within the app itself to assist entrepreneurs with their very own concepts, Wes defined:

[The app] holds a sequence of digital property designed to empower entrepreneurs alongside their journey: instructional speak exhibits, guided meditations for entrepreneurs, and useful music engineered to induce movement states whereas working.

It seems from the trailer as if the show, although centered on entrepreneurship, may have its personal trials and tribulations, with excessive feelings. Fans may see Wes taking up a TJ Lavin-esque function as one of many opponents says within the teaser, “I really feel like Wes has one thing up his beard.”

The show will see a second and third season launched within the spring and summer time, Wes additionally revealed, as they’ve already been filmed. However, entrepreneurs can apply to be on the show because it’s at the moment casting “for season 4 and past.”

Wes Opened Up About the Filming Process & Credited His Time on Reality TV With Preparing Him for This Project

Wes, who’s been off “The Challenge” since his exit on “Double Agents” in 2020, instructed Heavy the concept for “The Blox” got here round 4 years in the past and he started growing the concept a couple of months earlier than COVID-19 lockdowns in early 2020. “It took about two years of labor to get to the place we’re at,” he stated.

The idea of the show proved to be a success with entrepreneurs because the Facebook advert for casting led to greater than 5,000 candidates. “It took a yr to comb by all of them,” Wes revealed. “We processed their unique utility, a questionnaire, a submitted video, then a telephone interview and a few customary due diligence with semi-finalists. At every stage we reduce about half the individuals.”

The coronavirus pandemic additionally had an affect on manufacturing, the “Real World” alum stated. “We had been compelled to create a bubble across the compound the place we filmed,” he defined. “With some safety-related exceptions, nobody got here or went as soon as they entered the bubble.” On the brilliant facet, filming the sequence in a bubble meant that opponents may deal with the show. “There had been no sights to see, individuals to fulfill, bars to attend,” Wes stated. “Nothing however the recreation. 24/7.”

The Blox

Wes additionally stated he is stored each MTV and BMP knowledgeable of his progress. “They’ve been extremely supportive and useful all through,” he shared. Being on actuality TV himself for round 15 years, watching “the best-of-the-best” helped him in creating “The Blox.” He instructed Heavy there have been not less than 20 methods they adopted that got here from his time studying “by mentors at MTV and [Bunim-Murray Productions] on each degree from executives to audio engineers to expertise.”

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