New Russian reality show allows contestants to rape and kill each other
Contestants will be allowed to rape and kill each other in a completely terrifying new Russian survival series.
Game2: Winter will strand 30 contestants in the depths of Siberia for nine months, where “everything is allowed”. The winner will receive a $1.6m prize. If more than one contestant survives the brutal challenge, which will take place from July 2017 to April 2018, they will share the prize.
Like the Hunger Games, the new series will stream 24/7 online and viewers will be able to gift supplies to contestants that they like watching.
Contestants will do battle with each other, bears, wolves and the harsh -40 degrees climate of a remote stretch of Siberia. They will be allowed knives, but no guns.
Game2: Winter creator Yevgeny Pyatkovsky said: “We will refuse any claim of participants even if they were to be killed or raped.
“We will have nothing to do with this. This will be spelt out in a document to be signed by the participant before the start of the show.
He continued: “There have been no reality TV projects before that stay on air 24/7.
“Probably all of you have watched the Lost TV series, but surviving in a tropical climate is quite different from trying to stay alive in the Siberian taiga – boreal forest – at minus 40 degrees Celsius.”
Pyatkovsky hopes to recruit 15 men and 15 women from all corners of the globe to take part in the challenge, which will cost them an eye-watering $165,000. Ironically, one condition of entry is that contestants are “mentally sane”.
Apparently, applicants so far include professional rescuers, people without special training, professional travellers, entrepreneurs, photographers, jewellers and psychologists.
Providing it is allowed to go ahead (and we sincerely hope it isn’t), Game2: Winter will air online from July 1, 2017.