Australia will get its very own version of the hit international quiz show Jeopardy! with Jeopardy! Australia.
Hosted by renowned English broadcaster and actor Stephen Fry, Jeopardy! Australia will feature a cast of clever Aussie competitors in one of the world’s longest-running game shows.
Stephen Fry said: “Jeopardy! has a format that – strikingly unusual as it seems at first – just gets under the skin of an audience and reveals more and more depths of delight. Not to mention more and more depths of knowledge amongst the population. I reckon Australia will welcome this uniquely beguiling and endlessly rewarding game, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Flipping the traditional Q&A format, Jeopardy! presents answers first in the form of short, written clues. Contestants must then respond in the form of a question that correctly identifies the clue description. This general knowledge showdown is an opportunity to amass a lucrative cash prize the longer contestants can stay in the game.
Jeopardy! Australia is a Whisper North production for the 9Network.