EA and GameTrailers TV are teaming up for a Battlefield 3-based reality show to debut on Spike TV this fall. GTTV Presents Battlefield 3: Operation Gridiron throws quarterback Drew Brees, linebacker Clay Matthews, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and defensive end Jared Allen into real combat scenarios, after being trained under “some of the world’s most elite” Special Ops soldiers.
The team must work together to “accomplish a live simulated operation, pulled straight from the gritty war scenarios players will face in the game.”
Weekly webisodes will be published online starting today, with the finale airing on Spike TV on October 24 at 12 a.m. EST.
“Taking to the battlefield in these real life war settings was really exciting and eye-opening,” said All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees. “Every day men and women face challenges similar to what we tackled in this show but with potential dire consequences. Filming this show once again reinforced my respect for the soldiers who fight every day for our freedom.”
Today’s clip can be seen below.