All-New Reality Series Stars Action Sports Legend Travis Pastrana and Follows Cast of Nitro Circus Live Stadium Shows
Eight-Episode Series to Air on Thursday Nights
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 14, 2015 – Tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET, NBCSN will debut Nitro Circus Crazy Train, an eight-part reality series starring freestyle motocross legend Travis Pastrana and the cast of athletes from the action sports-focused Nitro Circus Live stadium tour. Debuting on Thursday nights, each one-hour episode of Nitro Circus Crazy Train will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Pastrana and his Nitro Circus Live teamates as they travel the globe thrilling audiences with their sold-out stadium shows.
In addition to Pastrana, Crazy Train cast members include groundbreaking female FMX and BMX athlete Jolene Van Vugt, BMX star Jed “The Warrior” Mildon, as well as athletes Ethen Roberts and Dusty Wygle.
“People always ask me what it’s like to be the ringleader of Nitro Circus. Crazy Train will answer that question and everything you ever wanted to know about our unbelievable life in the Circus,” said Pastrana. “Get on board.”
“We are excited to launch Crazy Train with Travis and give action sports fans a front row seat to his incredible life,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures. “The skill of the Nitro Circus athletes and the excitement of their stadium shows is remarkable. Crazy Train will give viewers an exclusive look into the daily lives of these super star athletes.”
“We’re thrilled to debut our new television series on NBCSN,” said Michael Porra, Nitro Circus CEO and Creative Director. “Fans will get an unprecedented up-close look at what it’s really like for Travis and the rest of the team as world-class action sports athletes and part of the Nitro Circus family.”
As was previously announced, NBC Sports Ventures and Nitro Circus recently formed a multi-year strategic alliance which provides for Nitro Circus programming to air regularly across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. In addition to the new reality series on NBCSN, the content partnership also includes long-form specials.
Since 2009, nearly two million people have attended Nitro Circus Live stadium shows and performances. In 2015, Nitro Circus will hold 37 shows in North America and nearly 100 shows across the globe. Nitro Circus tours annually feature more than 40 different athletes.
ABOUT NITRO CIRCUS
Recently named by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies, Nitro Circus continues to position itself as the leading youth action sports & entertainment brand on the planet. From humble beginnings, with Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey and extreme sports superstar Travis Pastrana producing DVDs from a Utah garage in 2003, to a smash TV series which has aired in over 60 countries, Nitro Circus has exploded to global popularity, leaving a burning impression on the minds of young people across the planet. Nitro Circus: The Movie, featuring cast members from the television series, was released in 2012 in cinemas worldwide.
In 2010, the TV show was transformed by current CEO and action sports industry guru Michael Porra into a must-see live event, creating the global touring phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live. Since its inaugural Australian trek five years ago, the show has travelled the globe, obliterating box office records and cultivating a legion of diehard fans. Nitro Circus has now rolled across five continents, blown away nearly two million fans and sold-out shows in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, the Middle East and South Africa.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS VENTURES
The NBC Sports Ventures Unit, a division of the NBC Sports Group, is charged with acquiring and developing new and existing sports properties for NBC Sports, NBCSN and Golf Channel. Properties under the NBC Sports Ventures umbrella include the Red Bull Signature Series, Reebok Spartan Race, and Nitro Circus.
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