GamesMaster, the iconic 90s British TV show all about video games that was revived last year with three special episodes, is set to return with a social focus in 2023 as a “digital first series”.
According to Channel 4, the showrunners aim to take things “even further” and will “continue to appeal to not just the nostalgic fans of the original series, but also bring GamesMaster to an even younger audience, people totally unaware of the brand heritage on 4.
“This all-new take on GamesMaster 2023 would see us double down on the series’ success on social. Turning it into a gaming ecosystem on C4’s social platforms.
“This means we would still bring the entertaining gaming challenges, the nods to some of our most loved games and the unapologetic celebration of the very best of gaming culture, but we would be doing everything with a young, social-first audience in mind.”
Who’ll be the new Master?
For now, it’s unclear whether Sir Trevor McDonald will reprise his role (after it was defined by Patrick Moore before him) or if the forthcoming series will continue with Rab Florence, Frankie Ward and Ty Logan as presenters.
The upcoming series is set to be a whole new take on GameMaster 23 and shows 4Studio’s determination to see the series become a success by turning it into a gaming ecosystem on Channel 4’s network of social platforms.
Channel 4 is currently on the hunt for brand sponsorship for the new GameMaster series after Meta Quest sponsored last year’s episodes.