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‘The Challenge: Double Agents’ EP Talks Most Intense Season, Plus Filming The Show During The Pandemic – Contenders TV Docs + Unscripted

‘The Challenge: Double Agents’ EP Talks Most Intense Season, Plus Filming The Show During The Pandemic – Contenders TV Docs + Unscripted

“It was one of the most intense seasons that we’ve ever created,” said Emer Harkin, executive producer of MTV and Bunim/Murray Productions’ long-running reality competition series The Challenge.

Filmed in frigid Iceland, Season 36 of the series, dubbed The Challenge: Double Agents, drew inspiration from espionage thrillers like James Bond movies, Atomic Blonde and Charlie’s Angels.

During the show’s presentation at Deadline Contenders Television: Documentary + Unscripted awards-season event, Harkin was accompanied by Julie Pizzi, president of Bunim/Murray Productions, along with cast members and Challenge veterans Leroy Garrett and Aneesa Ferreira.

“We just got creatively inspired from that world and then built this immersive environment for our cast within Iceland, which as you can imagine is extremely unforgiving hostile and breezing in the middle of winter,” said Harkin. “So they sort of went beautifully hand in hand to create an environment for the cast that was really challenging

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