Okay. This is a lot to digest, so we’ll just start with Netflix’s description for the Oct. 5 premiering Escape The Undertaker...
The Undertaker has set a trap for the decorated tag team The New Day at his mansion. What they don’t know: The Undertaker’s mansion is an extreme Haunted House, packed to the brim with supernatural challenges. It’s up to viewers to decide the fate of these three poor souls trying to survive the wrath of The Undertaker.
While I’m always excited to see all three Princes of Positivity together (and based on promo images provided to Bloody Disgusting, this will feature the entire New Day - Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods), I have questions.
- So is Taker like Jigsaw now?
- Or is this more of a Scooby Doo riff and New Day will rip off the Phenom’s hat & extensions at the end to reveal old man Calaway, who would have gotten away with it too if not for that meddling tag team?
- What’s the difference between an “extreme Haunted House” and a regular haunted house?
Guess I’ll have to grab my remote and make some choices for E, Kof & Woods if I want to find out.
This is the latest offering from WWE’s partnership with the streaming giant, following up on one season of family sitcom The Big Show Show, kids’ movie The Main Event, and the in production Vince McMahon docu-series.
It’s also Netflix’s latest foray into interactive programming, a priority for the company that originated WWE President Nick Khan’s infamous “sleep is the competiton” view of the modern media landscape. You’re more likely to stay #engaged if you’re making choices about the story, or so the theory goes. The only one of these gimmicks I’ve personally tried was Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and it was... fine, I guess.
We’ll see how Escape The Undertaker ranks when it starts streaming on Oct. 5.