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Ben Affleck & Matt Damon’s ‘The Runner,’ an Interactive Competition Show — Watch the First Trailer

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon's 'The Runner,' an Interactive Competition Show — Watch the First Trailer


Ah, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: Oscar-winning screenwriters, BFFs, Project Greenlighters. The two collaborators will next serve as co-executive producers of “The Runner,” an interactive reality/competition series from Verizon go90 arriving this summer. Watch its first trailer above.

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Like a solo “Amazing Race” crossed with a nationwide game of tag, the show features a contestant chosen to follow a series of clues and make his or her way across the country over the course of 30 days. At the end of the road? An exorbitant cash prize, natch. There are complications, of course: The Runner is constantly being pursued by others looking to take the money themselves, while viewers can also get involved via the show’s app for daily episodes and potentially make some of that sweet, sweet prize money from the comfort of their own homes.

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No word yet on whether or not Affleck and/or Damon will swoop in at the last minute to try claim the prize for themselves. (Okay fine, they probably won’t.) “The Runner” premieres on July 1.

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