Disney has announced that the National Geographic documentary, “Explorer: The Deepest Cave”, will be coming to Disney+ in the United States on Friday 15 july 2022. No international Disney+ release date has yet been announced.
The one-hour special follows renowned cave explorer Bill Stone as he and his team push the boundaries of what has ever been done before as they attempt one of the greatest achievements of modern exploration – to set a new world record by venturing into the bottom of what is thought to be the deepest cave in the world.
Deep in the uncharted depths of Cheve Cave in Mexico, the expedition team must navigate through over 12 miles of unexplored tight, twisting passages, sometimes in complete darkness, where one mistake can be deadly. During the dangerous and highly technical adventure, not only is Bill and the team trying to break the world record for venturing deeper than any other person on Earth, but the expedition’s other goal is to map everything the team sees to create both traditional 2D maps as well as CGI 3D models relative to the surface topography so others can study the cave and discover what its future holds.
For the three-month underground journey in the longest active subterranean push duration ever, Bill enlisted a team of 69 elite cavers from 9 different countries, including expert cavers Sean Lewis, Corey Hackley, Sonia Dudziak, Victor Bravo and Gilly Elor from countries around the world, including Mexico, Poland, Slovenia, Canada, Sweden and Russia. The expedition has been compared to climbing Mount Everest – but in reverse – and the pressure to conquer the cave will push all of them to the absolute limits of survival and sanity.
“Explorer: The Deepest Cave” is part of National Geographic’s long-running, iconic EXPLORER series, which continues to search for answers to some of the greatest mysteries of history, science and adventure around the world. Back on Earth Day, Disney released “Explorer: The Last Tepui” on Disney+.
“Explorer: The Deepest Cave” is produced by ABC News Studios for National Geographic. Jeanmarie Condon is senior executive producer, and Drew Pulley executive produces. The special is directed by Pablo Durana. For National Geographic, Bengt Anderson is executive producer.
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