The original “Jackass” series was an MTV sensation for three short seasons from 2000 to 2001, spawning several spinoff series, including “Wildboyz” and “Viva La Bam,” and a slew of films in addition to the franchise’s main four. It seems a new “Jackass” series is in the works at Paramount+.
Variety reports that “Jackass” is returning to television, with a new series from the original creators in the works at Paramount+ following the huge success of “Jackass Forever.” During the company’s first-quarter earnings call on Tuesday, Bob Bakish, CEO of Paramount Global announced the news.
Based off the success of ‘Jackass Forever,’ we’re working with the creators to continue the partnership with a new series, bringing even more ridiculous antics straight to Paramount+
The fourth installment of the long-running franchise, “Jackass Forever,” debuted at the top of the domestic box office in February with a better-than-expected $23.5 million. Classic cast members such as Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren, and Preston Lacy appeared in the film, as did several new faces such as Rachel Wolfson, Sean “Poopies” McInerney, and Jasper Dolphin. Bam Margera was supposed to be a part of the project, but a slew of personal problems followed by a restraining order stopped that.
This year, “Jackass” creator Johnny Knoxville spoke to Variety about how “Jackass Forever” signals his desire to pass the torch to a new generation of pranksters. “Jackass 4.5,” a film made up of extra footage shot during the production of “Jackass Forever,” is set to be released on Netflix on May 20.
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