National Geographic Content President Courteney Monroe unveiled earlier this week during Disney’s Upfront event, that a brand new series called “Explorer” will be coming to National Geographic during the 2021-2022 season,

National Geographic’s “Explorer”, a hallmark of Nat Geo storytelling since it first launched in 1985, is set to return this upfront season as a series of specials produced in partnership with ABC News, who will bring familiar faces to the series. GMA co-anchors Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts follow the progress of the expeditions, especially at critical turning points.

Earlier this year, “Explorer” embarked on two groundbreaking scientific expeditions – one above the Earth and one below. An elite climbing team guided by Alex Honnold, the professional climber of critically acclaimed feature doc FREE SOLO, will be the first to ascent up 1,000 feet of sheer rock to the top of Tepui, a remote “island in the sky” deep in the Amazon jungle.


Their mission is to deliver 80-year-old National Geographic Explorer and biologist Bruce Means in search of undiscovered species. Then in the other expedition, Dr. Bill Stone, one of the most experienced caver in the world, has a lifelong quest to hold the record for going deeper beneath the Earth than any human. Stone will lead an expedition to the bottom of the Cheve Cave, 8,000+ feet underneath Mexico’s Sierra Juarez mountains.

Here is a preview of “Explorer”:


“Explorer” will cover timely topics, a featured magazine story and more, further deepening viewers’ understanding of the world through provocative storytelling. For Lincoln Square Productions, Drew Pulley is executive producer, and Jeanmarie Condon is senior executive producer.

No Disney+ release date was announced for this show, however, these usually become available on Disney+ in the United States a few months after they’ve aired on the National Geographic channel.

Are you looking forward to the return of “Explorer”?









Roger Palmer

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