Today, Paramount+ adds to its original slate with a foray into reality television with The Bridge Australia.
The premise is simple: can 12 strangers construct a log bridge across 330m of water in just 17 days? If they succeed, they walk away with a share of $250,000. But there’s a catch…
The journey starts with 12 Australians who arrive one-by-one at a lakeside lodge, stocked with only basic supplies and a whole lot of tools to help them build.
The cast are a diverse bunch. There’s opal hunter Bushie, who tells poetry by the campfire; Jonesy, a young dad who believes nature will always win; Tony, a First Nations man who is at-home beside the water; minimalist Bardie; deeply spiritual Allira, who introduces herself with pronouns; Maddison, who admits he doesn’t like living outdoors so is clearly here for the money; and mechanic Dean who has a way with words that makes him stand out.
Throughout the adventure, a red flare shoots into the sky from the beacon tower unannounced, and the first person to it will impact the game in some way.
Narrated by Hugo Weaving, The Bridge Australia is full of twists and a compelling cast. It’s another win for reality fans, and just like Hunted before it, the fresh format hooks from the very first episode.
The Bridge Australia premieres the first three episodes today on Paramount+ with a new episode every week.