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Have you been hoping to see The Hunger Games tournament come to your very own television screen? Thanks to The CW, soon you’ll be able to.

The new reality show Capture pits 12 teams against one another for 30 days. There is just one goal: Don’t get caught.

Capture is a tame version of The Hunger Games, a book by Suzanne Collins in which teams are pitted against one another and fight to the death. See the just-released trailer below:

“In this intense new wilderness competition, 12 teams of 2 will enter a fenced-in enclosure in the middle of the wild, where they must live for one month and compete against each other for scarce resources,” writes The CW in their official synopsis. “With $250,000 on the line, it’s a winner-take-all battle in which the teams must hunt each other down to survive.”

The show is executive produced by the three gentlemen behind NBC’s Ready For Love. The dating reality show aired two times on NBC earlier this year before getting canceled (new episodes continued to premiere on NBC.com).

Descriptions of the show indicate that each week one of the teams will be “The Hunters” and it will be that particular team’s job to capture as many of the teams as possible. There will be tracking devices on each of the teams that will display the location of the team if they stop moving for more than three minutes.

Of course, this competition isn’t as intense as The Hunger Games because no one is getting killed. Do you think it could hold a similar level of excitement as The Hunger Games‘ storyline?

Earlier today The CW announced a slew of release dates for their beloved fall shows. See when shows like The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Supernatural, and more will be airing.

Capture premieres July 31 on The CW.

  • Raye

    Is this Kosher?

  • xiku

    Funny that what Suzanne Collins was criticizing in her books is happening in real life (though in a tamed version) exactly because she criticized it… They kind of missed the whole point…

    • Alex

      exactly for that reason this is giving me the creeps.

      just based on that preview I have a bad, bad feeling (i mean what If someone falls hard trying to run away and they break their neck?)

  • Kevin Seurs

    This is still happening? Wow. If I were Suzanne Collins, I would be seriously pissed, considering they’re using the popularity of her material to do the exact thing she is condemning in it.

    • Riana-Tiana Menezes

      SC should sue them!

      • Jordan

        How would she sue when her book is so similar to Battle Royale anyway?

        • Ointment

          burn. :))

    • BookReader

      The difference is that these kids chose to do this and they’re not killing each other. This looks just like manhunt, aka hide and seek. It’s going to be a joke like Survivor and nothing more.

      • CliveRogan

        There are many layers of what the books are about, and one of them is that people are too busy watching reality TV to care or bother to help the billions of suffering people in the world.

        So instead of commenting on the issue, The Hunger Games now is just part of it, another thing standing in the way of people and other people.

      • IngloriousJaen

        ya they “chose” to do this but then again what does that say about them to have chosen to do something that is exactly what the book condemned. District 1 and 2 much?

  • Raymond

    So it’s basically tag drawn out over 30 days with teams…

  • LilyLuna

    I feel like this just completely goes against the message of The Hunger Games trilogy. Isn’t it a bit innapropriate to base a reality game from it? I mean it may be toned down, but the fact that they’d even want to do that much is kind if lending some scary credibility to how our world could have become Katniss’ in the series.

  • Richard Bailey

    Call me crazy, but I’m already hooked.

    • Diego Hernandez

      your crazy XD but dont worry im kinda already hooked too lol

  • Diego Hernandez

    i honestly dont see this show going past a 1st maybe second season

  • Jared Aronoff

    This is the most pathetically ironic thing I can think of.

  • Nathan

    way to miss the ENTIRE point CW

  • http://xyue-mayx.deviantart.com/ Dreamer

    putting aside the obvious point that this show completely misses the point of the books, this show doesn’t even make sense. As any person knows, no reality show is real. Since the people can’t actually die or get seriously injured, you know they’re being monitored (duh, the cameras) and (thankfully) there’s absolutely no risk. Also, that bit about displaying their location if they’re still for over 3 minutes… what? This is basically a stupid 30 day game of rotating tag with “survival strategy” mixed in. And this is why I can’t stand reality TV of any kind.

    • Jojo

      While I agree for the most part, someone died participating in the show “The Colony”. That was about as close to real as any show has ever come.

  • Samma

    Wow these guys would die so fast in the Arena…

  • Julia

    “Have you been hoping to see The Hunger Games tournament come to your very own television screen?”


  • Septima

    How long will it be before a real-life Hunger Games takes the stage though..

    • Alex

      I personally have enough faith in humanity to think it wont happen

  • Laura Cain

    One word: ridiculous.

  • sarahd15

    This is so STUPID. Why would anyone want to be on a tv show that is based on The Hunger Games? Is reality tv seriously out of ideas?? So stupid. The point of the series was not to glorify The Hunger Games, duuuh!!

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  • andrew14

    Being a huge fan of reality shows I will definitely give it a shot!

  • ElfMaidenArcherofRivendell

    OMG, that is ridiculous. I hope this gets cancelled, or won’t have a 2nd season made.

  • Me

    And CW wins this round for being completely ignorant. Fantastic.

  • DoyleHolmesFan

    To all above and below me, the CW isn’t in the business of reading between the lines of a novel and pulling out metaphors, hyperbole, etc. They are in the business of entertainment (and making money) and The Hunger Games is in right now, so they want to capitalize on it….that being said, I HATE REALITY TV and it’s a sad, sad day to see a very rich series dismantled like this.

  • Sheechiibii

    I really don’t know how to feel about this. One the one hand, it’s basically just a drawn out version of manhunt or tag. The people aren’t even going to be in danger of the environment since they’re being monitored and can be helped at any time. Looks like they won’t even have to track folks down, since they’re going to be told where people are through that scanner thing. Pretty tame really.

    On the other hand, just the fact that this is based on the Hunger Games makes me feel sick. So yeah…I don’t know how to feel. My head says it’s not a bad idea, by heart says it’s just not right.

  • Kathleen

    Is there another video? This one is down :(

  • Anne

    this kinda sounds sick….I mean…I get that they aren’t killing each other and all, but still it kinda seems that they are just playing into something that the general public likes, but I think we only like it because we all acknowledge that its a FANTASY movie, not reality, which is kinda why Collins wrote the book (I read in an interview somewhere that she wrote it as a comment on how she thought of the book when watching TV when there was a war and a reality TV show going on and she got mixed up in the two) and how she thinks that stuff like this SHOULD NOT HAPPEN!!! and I agree, its a sick idea for a TV show

  • Daniela

    Omg this actualley scares me

  • Belmont

    It’s amazing how many people here are analyzing the Hunger Games like it’s a great masterpiece that is a metaphor for modern or future society.
    You guys, Hunger Games is a shitty series stolen from another series. There’s no hyperboles, metaphors or any greater reasoning behind it besides the fact that the author thought it’d be a good story.
    Get the f*** over it

    • Charles

      Just wondering if you’ve actually read it or watched the movies?

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  • chiyu

    Gosh this is leading to something what if one day they make it reality like literately real and killing people. I don’t believe in humanity because we humans always make mistakes i think they should cancel the show because it does bring a fraked up message to the world. I mean i don’t mind deadliest warrior but this show is a joke.

  • Charles

    I would suggest they film this somewhere like *ahem* Congo instead. Fewer rules which more make more exciting and could use it as a opportunity to highlight real-world inequalities and violence.which are normally ignored.

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