Fighting to earn it’s name in the reality TV world, SyFy’s Face Off did more than just make a name for itself after the buzz of seasons 1 and 2. Season 2 of Face Off brought some of the strongest ratings the network has seen. The second season finale of Face Off became the most watched unscripted telecast in Syfy’s nearly 20-year history. This also established a Syfy original series record – for scripted and unscripted programs – for most Adults 18-34 viewers. It was a no brainer that season 3 would soon be around the corner. Well, now we have an official premiere date and a cast reveal! This week SyFy announced that FaceOff will return on TUESDAY (new night ant time) August 21 at 9/8c! Check out a few details from the upcoming season below and meet the season 3 cast!
via Press Release:
Returning to the lab for the new season is actress and host McKenzie Westmore, along with judges Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Glenn Hetrick (Mad Men, Heroes). Patrick Tatopolous will sit on the judges’ panel for the premiere episode. Per the NBC press release, joining the series as the new judge is Neville Page, Lead Creature Designer on the highest grossing movie of all time Avatar, Character Designer on Ridley Scott’s recent blockbuster Prometheus, Lead Creature and Character Designer on J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, Lead Concept Designer on Tron: Legacy and Creature Designer on Super 8. Page’s upcoming films include Creature Designer on The Amazing Spider-Man and his most recent work on J.J. Abrams highly anticipated next installment of the Star Trek film-franchise.
The season also boasts an array of prominent guest judge appearances including Academy-Award winning producer Brian Grazer (How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Beautiful Mind), Kevin Smith (Red State), Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Walking Dead), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), LucasFilm collaborator and actor Matthew Wood (Star Wars prequels), Paul WS Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil: Afterlife), boxer Laila Ali and Oscar-nominated makeup artist Barney Burman (Star Trek, Mission Impossible III).
The challenges featured will be some of the most difficult, creative and inventive yet: the contestants will create eye-popping new creatures inspired by the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss, an original alien character inspired by the classic cantina scene from Star Wars: A New Hope, as well as creations for a challenge inspired by the NBC series Grimm.