“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” will very soon make its highly-anticipated debut on our television screens. Filming for the show was completed in late 2020, and post-production is all but complete with the show ready for distribution.
The latest iteration of the iconic reality television series is set to air across Asia on Thursday, March 18, on AXN, the show’s official Asian broadcast partner, and on TV5 in the Philippines, followed by a global launch in June across broadcast and streaming platforms.
ONE Championship released a new “Director’s Cut” trailer over the weekend ahead of the series’ Asia premiere, where fans are treated to an exciting sneak peek into what is being called the “toughest” version of “The Apprentice” in history.
Lasting just under two minutes, the new trailer highlights bits and pieces of all the intense action and drama that transpired on the show’s inaugural season.
Not Your Grandfather’s Apprentice
“This is a competition where only the strong survive. This is not your grandfather’s Apprentice,” ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, the series’ showrunner, bares in the last few seconds of the trailer.
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” invites 16 candidates hand-picked from around the world to participate in a series of business and physical challenges, as they compete for a US $250,000 job offer to work directly for Sityodtong as his protege in Singapore.
Because of the aforementioned physical challenges, which is a first on any Apprentice version, ONE believes they have the winning formula for the most exciting and dramatic reality show competition. From the looks of the trailer, the physical challenges were indeed very tough for the show’s competitors, in addition to the cutthroat boardroom sequences.
Of course, an Apprentice show would not be complete without its guest stars. Making an appearance on the trailer are ONE Championship athletes Brandon “The Truth” Vera and “Super” Sage Northcutt, who join other martial arts legends on the show. Also featured as guest stars are CEOs of some of the largest companies in the world, including Grab CEO Anthony Tan, Catcha Group CEO Patrick Grove, Zilingo CEO Ankiti Bose, Philippine cross border digital and e-commerce payment firm QuadX CEO Dino Araneta, and more.
Filmed entirely in Singapore, during the COVID-19 pandemic no less, “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” is a production marvel. The first season consists of 13 episodes and fans are definitely excited to finally see what it’s all about.