Prime Video announced that Beast Games, from MrBeast, has been ordered to series. Based on the YouTube show, Beast Games will feature 1000 contestants competing for a $5 million dollar cash prize which will be the biggest single prize in the history of television and streaming. MrBeast will serve as host and will executive produce. Beast Games will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

“MrBeast has captured the attention and imagination of fans of all ages, from all walks of life, and all over the world,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios. “We are excited to work with Jimmy and his talented team to bring his brilliant, high production, and stakes-raising concepts to Beast Games for our global customers to experience.”

“When MrBeast first told us about his concept for the show, we were blown away by his ambition to make Beast Games the biggest reality competition series ever,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios. “We’d like to thank Aaron DeBevoise, Nic Paul, and the Spotter team for the introduction and kickstarting this journey for us.”

“My goal is to make the greatest show possible and prove YouTubers and creators can succeed on other platforms,” said MrBeast, “Amazon gave me the creative control I need to try and make it happen. I hope to make the YouTube community proud.”


Jimmy Donaldson is a YouTube creator, entrepreneur and philanthropist known as “MrBeast,” who has captured the world’s attention. His content entertains and inspires millions through never-before-seen viral spectacles, highly engaging challenges and massive giveaways, including millions of dollars in food and supplies for those in need. In November 2022, he became the most subscribed YouTube creator worldwide and now has over 244 million subscribers.

Donaldson is also the founder of Feastables, a chocolate and snack brand company. Feastables bars are sold worldwide, and the company is one of the fastest-growing CPG brands in history. He also is the co-creator of #TeamTrees, a fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation that has raised nearly $25 million for its campaigns to plant over 24 million trees, and #TeamSeas, a fundraiser for Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup, which has raised over $33 million to remove trash out of oceans, rivers and beaches. Donaldson has won the Streamy Awards’ Creator of the Year award four years in a row and back-to-back Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for “Favorite Male Creator.” He has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, Forbes and most recently, Time Magazine, which also named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2023.

In October 2020, he launched Beast Philanthropy, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that focuses solely on global charity efforts to provide life-changing assistance to individuals in need. To date, it has distributed over 15 million free meals and expanded to projects worldwide, including building freshwater wells in Cameroon, houses for tornado victims in Kentucky, homes for people without housing in Costa Rica, and helping over 2000 amputees walk again. He currently works and resides in Greenville, North Carolina.