Forward of ‘The Problem: All Stars’ premiere, Mark Lengthy dished EXCLUSIVELY to HL about what viewers can count on from the OGs.
The Problem: All Stars lastly premieres on Paramount+ on April 1, and followers have Mark Lengthy to thank for it! Mark, a veteran Problem solid member, began floating the concept round for an “OG season” in 2020, and very quickly, it grew to become a actuality. “I initially put the tweet out in July, so in seven months, it was an thought, then bought, then shot — in seven months!” Mark recalled in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife. “That’s loopy in TV world. The followers are simply chomping on the bit.”
In fact, The Problem has modified fairly a bit since most of those solid members competed. Plus, a variety of newer followers have began watching lately, and will not know these OG contestants. Nonetheless, Mark assured us that even the newer and youthful viewers will respect watching All Stars.
“Let’s begin with the figurehead himself — TJ Lavin is taking the reigns and being the host. He’s been such a staple to the present for years, in order that’s a well-recognized face proper off the bat,” Mark mentioned. “Not solely is that this going to be an enormous, enormous dialogue for the OG followers, however I feel it’s going to usher in a plethora of latest followers. There’s crying, there’s laughing, there’s alliances, there’s vote offs, there’s eliminations, there’s backstabbing. The whole lot a very good competitors actuality present ought to have, we have now. The characters are nice. It was so cool. The solid is sweet on paper, however whenever you watch it, it’s 5 thousand instances higher.”
Mark confirmed that the aggressive nature of the common Problem will likely be a part of All Stars, too. “Because the season goes, it will get somewhat nastier,” he revealed. “You see alliances and folks whispering in corners, which this present ought to have. You’re taking part in for $500,000! There’s massive stakes.”
On the one particular person he didn’t need to see solid on the present: Lots of people threw Puck (David Rainey)’s title out at me. As a lot as he’s been an excessive character, he’s acquired himself into some hassle through the years with a variety of issues I don’t need to point out. I don’t need that story of him coming onto the present. Hopefully, he’s in a greater place and he’s doing nice, however he’s one person who I simply wouldn’t need to see on this present. He’s acquired baggage when it comes to what he’s achieved in his life.
On the way forward for the spin-off: The timeframe that this factor occurred in and once we needed to depart was very rushed. You’d be stunned at what number of [potential contestants] didn’t have passports that had been lively. Quite a lot of these those that we’d like to see, it was too rushed for his or her work or it was a passport subject or a COVID subject. However let me let you know, with the response we’ve gotten off the trailer and what not, I can see this factor going many seasons. We’ll have loads of time to correctly give individuals loads of time to return. I had so many individuals attain out wanting to do that present. We’ve got sufficient characters and solid members to do season after season.
On whether or not he’d ever do a daily season of ‘The Problem’ once more: I’m going to provide the grasp plan — will probably be enormous. We’re going to do that OG season for 5, six, seven, eight seasons, no matter it’s. Then, it’s going to be a end result — virtually a Tremendous Bowl of actuality competitors exhibits. We’re going to do an final OG/All Star vs. the Younger Bucks. It’s going to be greater than the Tremendous Bowl. It is going to be essentially the most watched Problem up to now and will probably be superb. That’s my imaginative and prescient. So, will I do the common Problem, sure. It’s not going to be quickly, nevertheless it’s going to be when it’s the Tremendous Bowl of actuality competitors tv.