Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish revealed during an earnings call today that a new Jackass series is in the works for his company’s streaming service, Paramount+. Plans for a small-screen revival were presumably prompted by the release of the recent film, Jackass Forever, which, according to executive, was a success, having earned over $80 million at the box office worldwide since its release in February. Long-time Jackass fans have criticized the movie for not living up to the originals, but Paramount’s new project could be the perfect opportunity to fix that.
“Jackass Forever,” the fourth film in the long-running franchise, debuted at the top of domestic box office in February with a better-than-expected $23.5 million. The film included classic cast members such as Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren and Preston Lacy, as well as several new faces, including Rachel Wolfson, Sean “Poopies” McInerney and Jasper Dolphin.
The original “Jackass” series was a sensation on MTV for three mini seasons from 2000 to 2001, which launched several spinoff series (including “Wildboyz” and “Viva La Bam”), and a slew of films adjacent to the main four in the franchise.