New 'Jackass' Series in the Works

The franchise will return to the small screen through Paramount+

BY Megan LaPierrePublished May 4, 2022

As we know, time is a cruel mistress — but though the Jackass gang may be getting old, it sounds like they're going to keep testing the limits of their aging bodies and chaotically creative minds in a new TV series from Paramount+.

Jackass Forever, the fourth film in the 20-year franchise, performed far better at the box office than anyone expected, especially after a messy rollout in the aftermath of Bam Margera's firing — it debuted at the top of the US box office in February, raking in $23.5 million USD. Despite the legal trouble (although Margera recently settled his lawsuit), Paramount Pictures is reportedly intent on continuing a painfully good relationship with the stunt institution.

"Based off the success of Jackass Forever, we're working with the creators to continue the partnership with a new series, bringing even more ridiculous antics straight to Paramount+," Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish said during the company's Q1 earnings call yesterday (May 3), as reported by Variety.

If you thought the latest film was a getting-the-band-back-together moment, this would see Johnny Knoxville and co. return to their roots in a whole new way: the original Jackass sensation was birthed of three mini-seasons on MTV in the early aughts, which went on to launch multiple spinoff series and a slew of adjoining films in addition to the four main blockbusters (and busters of just about everything else, including balls).

Read Exclaim!'s review of Jackass Forever.

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