Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are launching a reality show

Brace yourselves: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have teamed up to launch a new reality competition series called The Runner on go90Verizon Wireless’s mobile-only streaming video service

The show will be go90’s first ever reality competition series, and “will challenge one individual to make it across the United States unnoticed in 30 days while the rest of the rest of the country works to locate and capture him.” 

Things get complicated when a team of “chasers” get the chance to win money for catching the contestants. Plus, go90 users will also be able to contribute tips, sightings, and clues about the runner’s whereabouts in order to win money in the process. 

ABC originally purchased the show’s concept in 2000, but pulled it shortly after 9/11. It got sold again in 2006 to Yahoo, where it never left the development stage. So go90 is The Runner‘s third, and hopefully final home.

No premiere date has been announced yet. 

Photo via Gage Skidmore / Flickr (CC by 2.0); photo via Thore Siebrands Flickr (CC by 2.0) | Remix by Max Fleishman 

Christine Friar

Christine Friar

Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.