Syfy has greenlit and has filmed the first season of a new show where eight-foot-tall state-of-the-art humanoid robots will battel in a boxing cage until one is defeated. The new series is called Robot Combat League WWE Chris Jericho will host the show. Just like the movie Real Steal the bots will be controlled by shadow-boxing operators whose movements are translated into metal-on-metal punches.
Syfy president Mark Stern made a statement:
“It has always been our desire and it’s really come around perennially to update and do Battle Bots for the new century. Can we do Real Steel? Are we at a place where you can do real bipedal robots? Every time we tried to to do it the project was stymied by the technology.”