11:48am PT by Rick Porter
'Lego Masters' Renewed for Season 2 at Fox
Fox is hitting the (Lego) bricks again.
The network has formally renewed its competition series Lego Masters for a second season. Casting for the season has begun, with production planned for spring 2021 and a premiere later next year.
Will Arnett, the voice of Lego Batman, is set to return as host and executive producer. Judges Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard are also due to return.
"Lego Masters raised the bar for all competition series, wowing fans with its wildly creative builds,” said Rob Wade, president alternative entertainment and specials at Fox. "Add to that our insanely dynamic host, Will Arnett, and it's just a great hour of family-friendly fun. We can't wait to see this new batch of Lego contestants attempt to master season two's even bigger and better challenges, brick by brick."
Said Arnett, "I’m looking forward to getting back to the fun with this next block of shows. To say that these Lego puns write themselves takes away from the work I’ve done over the last two and a half minutes."
The renewal doesn't come as a surprise: Lego Masters was among the top-rated new series of 2019-20 and averaged 9.7 million viewers across all platforms. Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch also said back in May that prep work on a second season was underway.
Endemol Shine North America, Tuesday’s Child and Plan B Entertainment produce Lego Masters, under license from The Lego Group. Showrunner Anthony Dominici executive produces with Arnett; Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman from Endemol Shine North America; Karen Smith and Steph Harris from Tuesday’s Child; Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Christina Oh from Plan B; and Jill Wilfert and Robert May from The Lego Group.