Disney has announced that the National Geographic series, “Fiennes Return to the Wild”, which will be coming to Hulu and Disney+ in the United States.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, ‘the greatest living explorer,’ and his cousin, actor Joseph Fiennes, embark on a journey through Canada’s British Columbia, traversing challenging landscapes, amid stunning scenery. On route they discuss Ran’s historic triumphs, perilous expeditions, and recent Parkinson’s diagnosis – using this shared experience to strengthen their familial bond and create lasting memories.

Throughout much of Joseph’s life, Sir Ranulph’s adventures have taken him far from home, from conquering Mount Everest to braving the icy depths of the South Pole. Five years ago, Joseph had the privilege of joining his cousin Sir Ranulph on an extraordinary journey, retracing his daring 1969 expedition up the river Nile. This experience provided them with the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce on the moments they missed out on together, fostering a deep bond that laid the groundwork for their latest endeavour.

Now, Joseph eagerly anticipates the opportunity to embark on a new adventure with Sir Ranulph, tracing the footsteps of his pioneering 1971 expedition through the open expanses of Canada. As they journey through the picturesque landscapes, Joseph looks forward to delving deeper into the essence of his cousin, uncovering the man behind the legendary explorer.

This documentary features rare archive footage of Sir Ranulph’s past expeditions, interwoven with modern-day footage of their Canadian wilderness adventure, “Fiennes: Return to the Wild” offers an intimate glimpse into Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ remarkable life. This is a unique opportunity to witness his unwavering determination and resilience as he reflects on past triumphs and challenges, from surviving Antarctica’s harsh conditions to navigating treacherous rivers.

And as their Canadian adventure unfolds, this exceptional series transforms into a heartfelt love letter from Joseph to Sir Ranulph. We hear Sir Ranulph candidly discussing his health, including his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, while the show uniquely addresses themes of male aging, frailty, and love, all delivered in a poignant and uplifting manner that is rarely seen on television.

The documentary is a co-production of Woodcut Media and The Development Partnership.

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Roger Palmer

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