Season 8 of "American Ninja Warrior," one of the most physically challenging reality shows, will premiere via NBC on Wednesday, June 1. The new season will see the return of Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila as hosts along with sideline reporter Kristine Leahy.
This time around, there is a reported 40 percent increase in the participation of women. One among them is Jesse Graff, who seems to be channelling her inner Wonder Woman to get through obstacle courses, which has an additional 28 new obstacles as of Season 8.
The 32-year-old stuntwoman, who went the farthest of all women in Season 7, seems to have come back with even more strength. People reports that Graff breezed through all the obstacles in her two-piece Wonder Woman costume, including the Floating Steps and the Ring Jump.
Don't forget to see Graff's performance in Season 8 episode 1 of "American Ninja Warrior," which will air at 8 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, June 1. You can also live-stream "Los Angeles Qualifier" via NBC Live.
Starting Season 8 NBC is also introducing two new digital series that will give fans behind-the-scenes look into "American Ninja Warrior." According to Variety, "Crashing the Course" will explore how each obstacle is designed, constructed and tested and "24/B4" will highlight one competitor each week and focus on their preparation for the show.
"These new shows will give an exclusive look into what's going on behind the scenes, providing viewers with an insiders' look at all the work that goes into the course construction and testing, while also profiling top Ninjas as they prepare to conquer the course and punch their ticket to the Las Vegas finals," said Kent Weed of A. Smith & Co., executive producer of "Crashing the Course" and "24/B4."