For 250 ordinary mums and dads, doctors, tradies, everyday heroes, athletes - even celebrities - the wait is finally over and Australia's supreme competitors will gather in the quest for one goal: to claim the crown of Australia's first Ninja Warrior.
This diverse range of competitors will line up to take their shot at the most difficult obstacle course in the world, with Rebecca Maddern, Ben Fordham and Freddie Flintoff calling their every move on Ninja Island.
Nine's Head of Content, Production and Development, Adrian Swift, said: "Ninja Warrioris the toughest obstacle course in the world and now it's in Australia. Over the coming weeks we'll see which of Australia's strongest, fastest, lithest, most dextrous athletes can take on - and beat - this mountain of steel that has risen out of Ninja Island.
"Men and women have come from every corner of Australia and they're all desperate to take on the course and become Australia's very first Ninja Warrior."
Ninja Warrior, a smash-hit, worldwide phenomenon that has aired for 31 seasons globally, will offer a gripping mix of heart-pounding action and inspiring back stories when these everyday heroes push themselves beyond their physical and emotional limits to claim the title.
It's an explosive start as Episode One features six character-building obstacles: The Quintuple Steps, Silk Slider, Bridge of Blades, Tyre Swing to Cargo Net, Double Tilt Ladder, and the infamous Warped Wall.
Hang on tight when some rise but most fall in their quest to conquer Mt Midoriyama on this mind-blowing obstacle course and be crowned the first Australian Ninja Warrior.