14th January 2016
 

After more than a decade away from our screens, the hit TV show Robot Wars is returning to the BBC for six episodes, it has been announced.

As yet there is no confirmed date for its return, but each episode will be one hour long in the initial run, according to the BBC.

Robot Wars was shown from 1998 to 2004, with inventors building homemade robots which then fought against each other, often using flamethrowers, saws and claws to attack and grab opponents.

The popular event will take place in an arena in Mentorn, Scotland, which is custom built. It will allow viewers “to get even closer to the action, with state-of-the-art cameras capable of capturing every crushing, sawing and scorching moment in incredible detail.”

The new shows will have more science involved than before, it has been reported, as viewers are told how the robots work, among other facts.

“Bringing back Robot Wars to our screens is hugely exciting,” said Chris Brogden, creative director of entertainment at Tinopolis.

“Its return will see new and improved robots, with extraordinary innovation and power in these updated machines. It promises to be quite the competition,” he continued.