"The Hero" (TV show) is a reality competition series on TNT hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who also executive produces along with producing partner Dany Garcia. Electus International,

Unlike any format on television, the action-filled series takes ordinary people and immerses them in a high stakes global adventure. "The Hero's" game play will give three teams simultaneously stationed on three different continents, the chance to prove what they are able to overcome, sacrifice, and undergo for the strength of their team. Each episode will challenge contestants with difficult moral dilemmas, incredible feats of courage, and individual leadership and self sacrifice, proving that a true hero is defined by far more than just physical strength and power.

The series was inspired by news headlines about ordinary people who perform heroic tasks in extraordinary situations, such as Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger who famously landed a commercial airplane safely in the Hudson River after the engine failed. Driven by the ultimate heroic figure and motivator, Johnson, these contestants will be pushed far beyond their personal limits. In the end, one player will rise above the others, overcome obstacles he or she never thought possible, and becomeā€¦"The Hero."

The contestants include Athena Lazo, Charles, Darnell Baldy Mcadams, Dr. Dave Parkus, Lydia Callins, Marty McCloskey, Patty O'Neil, Rachel Renee and Shaun Ricker.

The series will incorporate social media into every facet of the show, from pre-production and casting, to on-location shooting and live broadcast and engage Johnson's dedicated social media reach (over 9.1 million fans through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube).

"The Hero" is created by Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk of Emmy Award-winning 5x5 Media ("Survivor," "Amazing Race," "Fashion Star"), Charles Wachter ("Fashion Star," "Food Revolution"), and Electus' Ben Silverman ("Fashion Star," "The Biggest Loser," "The Office"). The series is executive-produced by Electus (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Jimmy Fox), 5x5 Media (a production company and part of the Electus studio system led by Craig Armstrong, Rick Ringbakk), Charles Wachter, Dwayne Johnson, and Dany Garcia. Electus International, Electus' global distribution arm, retains all international distribution rights.


Network: TNT
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 6, 2013
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
5x5 Media

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