Jason Momoa may be best known for his roles in Game of Thrones, Aquaman, and the upcoming Dune adaptation, but he has also been taking on new and unique challenges as an artist over the past few years. Now, Momoa is tackling a rock climbing reality competition series with HBO Max.
The streamer has given an eight-episode order to The Climb, which hails from Momoa and the legendary rock climber Chris Sharma. Here’s what Momoa had to say about the team-up:
“It’s a dream come true to create a show with one of my idols, my good friend, and legendary climber Chris Sharma. I’m thrilled to be partnering with HBO Max and to produce alongside IPC to bring you this incredible show about my favorite sport, rock climbing.”
According to the press release, “The Climb is a visually arresting and life-changing adventure that represents the foundations of rock climbing and the exploration of the human spirit. In this all-encompassing competition, amateur climbers are put through a rigorous series of mental and physical challenges, utilizing the most intimidating ascents in the world to crown the world’s best amateur climber.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Jason Momoa and IPC on this cinematic approach to a physical competition show with Mother Nature providing the most beautiful and challenging of obstacle courses,” said Jennifer O’Connell, Executive Vice President, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family Programming, HBO Max in the press release.
Earlier this year, Momoa‘s production company On The Roam announced an eponymous series with Discovery+ where the actor is set to go in search of the fearless artists and dreamers who are the masters of their craft.
The Climb is executive produced by Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Matt Shanfield on behalf of The Intellectual Property Corporation, an Industrial Media company. Jason Momoa, Brian Mendoza, and James Mendoza also serve as executive producers for On the Roam, the brand media company led by Momoa and Brian Mendoza. Sharma and Jonathan Retseck are also set to executive produce the series. No HBO Max release date has yet been announced.