Sky orders Tough Mudder competition series

Formats-headermission mudderSky has greenlit Mission Mudder, a sport competition series following athletes training for a series of Tough Mudder obstacle course races.

The six-part series will go out on the basic tier Sky Sports Mix channel, which is available to all of the pay TV operator’s subs.

The Olympic stars featured will be Welsh taekwondo star Jade Jones, former indoor 400m champion Perri Shakes-Drayton, cycling’s world silver medallist Jess Varnish, Team GB’s Aimee Fuller (snowboarding), Ashley McKenzie (Judo) and Anthony Fowler (boxing).

London-based Wilson Worldwide Productions will make Mission Mudder, which will follow the athletes as they train and as they join forces to form a team and take part in three events.

Sky will launch the show this summer. Sky Sports head of multisport Georgina Faulkner said: “The series will bring the physical toughness and competitive nature of traditional Tough Mudder events, with the added excitement of involving such well known athletes.”