Simply if you thought you’d have to attend till the debut of STRANGER THINGS Season four to get extra of the adorkable Gaten Matarazzo, the half-pint from Hawkins, Indiana has unleashed a trailer for his hidden-camera prank present, PRANK ENCOUNTERS. Taking cues from exhibits like PUNK’D and IMPRACTICAL JOKERS, Matarazzo’s new collection finds unsuspecting victims making use of for one-day jobs that abruptly take a flip towards the supernatural. Matarazzo hosts the present along with govt producing with Ben Silverman, Howard Owens and Kevin Healey for Propagate, and Rob Hyde. Serving as director for the present is Anthony Gonzalez, whose previous work consists of reality-based packages like DANCE MOMS and UNDERCOVER BOSS.
Every episode targets two full strangers who come to seek out themselves in a collection “gotcha” shock situations. When viewing the brand new trailer, it might seem as if some plots will contain an axe-wielding assassin, surgical procedure gone improper, and killer stuffed animals that come to life.
Again when PRANK ENCOUNTERS was first introduced, the present skilled fairly a little bit of backlash on account of it duping folks into believing that they’d landed an actual job. Netflix then defended the present’s idea by saying that each one contributors had acquired cost for his or her time, which by design was just for single-days work to start with.
Whereas this can be a onerous cross for me, I am certain that those that get pleasure from hidden-camera exhibits will get a kick out of Matarazzo’s misleading new collection. It is not every single day that we get a brand new prank-related present, so make sure to soak it in whilst you can.
All eight episodes of PRANK ENCOUNTERS will launch on Netflix this October 25th.