HBO Max partners with Jason Momoa for rock-climbing competition series

Jason Momoa

HBO Max has ordered a new rock climbing competition series from Aquaman star Jason Momoa, via his production company On the Roam.

The eight-part series, The Climb, was developed by Momoa’s label, alongside US rock climber Chris Sharma and the series creators The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), an Industrial Media Company, which will exec produce and handle all production services.

It is also exec produced by Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Matt Shanfield for IPC, alongside Momoa and Brian Mendoza and James Mendoza for On the Roam, was well as Sharma and Jonathon Resteck.

The Climb will see amateur climbers 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.

“It’s a dream come true to create a show with one of my idols, my good friend, and legendary climber Chris Sharma,” said Momoa. “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.”

Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of non-fiction and live-action family programming at HBO Max, added: “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.”

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