Last year, National Geographic released a new adventure series called “Race To The Center Of The Earth”.
The epic seven-part series, is created by award-winning producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, is an adrenaline-fueled global competition that pits four teams of three against one another in a nonstop sprint across the globe for a $1 million prize.
“Race To The Center Of The Earth” is an extreme non-elimination competition that follows four groups of adventurers, each starting from different corners of the earth, as they race to a buoy holding the grand prize. Racing from different corners of the planet — South America, Russia, North America and Southeast Asia, the teams will face untamed jungles, frozen arctic, arid deserts, bustling cities, treacherous mountains and vast oceans to reach the location where all four routes intersect. The first team to arrive at the buoy claims it all. Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, these adventurous teams, made up of friends and co-workers, are confident their bond is what will lead them to the finish line.
According to Deadline, the series won’t be returning for another season. No other details were revealed on the cancellation. This was a major budget show, that was filmed in over 100 locations, along with a million-dollar prize. So it looks like the ratings/views weren’t high enough to warrant the cost of this expensive show.
“Race to the Center of the Earth” was released in the United States on the National Geographic channel, before being released on Disney+ at a later date. Internationally the series was released as a Disney+ Original in some countries including the UK.
What do you think of National Geographic cancelling “Race To The Center Of The Earth”?