Comedians Romesh Ranganathan and Tom Davis are to run the UK VoiceOver of Prime Video’s Japanese reboot of physical challenge show Takeshi’s Castle.

Romesh and Tom Take Takeshi’s Castle will be produced by Rumpus Media.

Recapturing the essence of ‘90s mayhem, viewers will watch as over 100 contestants—the “attacking army”—attempt to storm the impenetrable Castle, fighting off all manner of guards, devils, and giant foam mushrooms along the way. Only the bravest and luckiest will make it through to take on Takeshi himself, and potentially bank 1 million yen.

Ranganathan and Davis said, “Nothing is more magical than a reboot of a successful show from yesteryear, heavy though is the pressure in bringing back the wonder that is Takeshi’s Castle. We are honoured to be bringing back the maddest show of all time to a whole new generation; hopefully they can take away the life lessons we learnt from the original.” 

Takeshi’s Castle has a special place in the hearts of UK viewers, and Tom and Romesh’s ingenious new take on the show makes it as incomprehensible as ever, and very, very funny,” said Dan Grabiner, head of Originals, UK & Northern Europe.

Takeshi’s Castle is a Prime Video Japan Original reboot which launched in April in Japan. Rumpus Media will produce the eight-episode Romesh and Tom Take Takeshi’s Castle in the UK. Iain Wimbush is the executive producer.


Jon Creamer

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