From a media release:
marblemedia, one of the worldâ€™s leading entertainment companies, announces today the continued growth of their unscripted division with the early green light and start of production on the third season of the widely successful ultimate sports competition series, All-Round Champion (11×60).
Off the back of delivering season 2 to BYUtv/TVOkids/Knowledge, the award-winning production company has been commissioned for a third season of the adrenaline-filled sports competition series that sees ten of the best teen athletes compete against each other in a range of sports other than their own speciality. Production is underway in Toronto and will continue through to late December with broadcast set for late 2021.
Leaders in creating original competition series content, marblemediaâ€™s unscripted team has had great success with the critically acclaimed glass-blowing competition hit Blown Away on Netflix, the cinematic travelogue series Restaurants on the Edge on Netflix; and their upcoming sand sculpting challenge series, Race Against the Tide on CBC.
Returning as host for the third season is Canadian Olympian and World Champion Hurdler, Perdita Felicien. This latest season will feature guest appearances from 4-time MLS Champion and 2011 League MVP, Dwayne De Rosario and the foremost doubles players in tennis history and Olympic Champion, Daniel Nestor.
A total of 10 sport stars will coach and encourage this seasonâ€™s cohort of teen athletes as they overcome challenges and conquer their fears in sports including Track Cycling, Gymnastics, Inline Skating, Soccer, Tennis, Trampoline, Pole Vault, Competitive Dance, Sport Climbing, and Boxing.
The concept for All-Round Champion was originally conceived from Norwegian public broadcaster NRKâ€™s International EmmyÂ® Kids award-winning series, Best I Mest before marblemedia was granted formal rights to create a North American version from Beta Film.
Executive Producers for the series include Matt Hornburg, Mark J.W. Bishop, Steve Sloan, and Co-Executive Producer Donna Luke (marblemedia); Executive Producers for BYU Michael Dunn, Andra Johnson Duke, Melissa Puente and Jim Bell; and Executive Producer for TVO Marney Malabar.