Fox Orders Superhuman Competition Series With Kal Penn As Host

The original special featured 12 ordinary people with extraordinary skills competing for a grand prize of $100,000. Penn, along with a guest panel, provided insights and comedic commentary about the competitors’ unique abilities, while guiding the studio audience, who ultimately decided who took home the title of Superhuman and the cash.

Casting is underway for the series. Originally produced by Endemol Shine Germany as The Brain, the competition series has been a breakout format globally in China, Italy, Brazil, Spain and, most recently, France. Endemol Shine North America’s Rob Smith and Georgie Hurford-Jones will return to executive produce the new episodes, along with David Friedman.