National Geographic has announced that the wildly popular hit series Running Wild with Bear Grylls, will be moving from Discovery to National Geographic. The show is currently in production and slated to premiere in December 2019. The announcement was made by National Geographic Global Television Networks’ President Courteney Monroe and Bear Grylls at the Critics Association Event.
The new season, which includes a new celebrity lineup of adventurers, will transport viewers across remote locations in the US and around the world, including the jagged cliffs of Sardinia; a massive glacier in Iceland; the deep jungles and remote islands of Panama; and the deserts and canyons of Utah. These celebrities will push beyond their limits to see if they can endure the harsh wilderness in their high-octane, action-based, fear-tackling journeys. The intrepid cast members will face their deepest fears and tackle everything from wild animals to rock repelling as they will journey through some of the world’s most unforgiving wildernesses.
“I’m so proud to have joined the National Geographic family, whose brand is synonymous with adventure,” says Grylls. “Sharing an epic wilderness journey with these world-renowned celebrities and getting to know the human side of them along the way is the magic of this show. Ultimately, we aim to inspire people to break free from their comfort zones and embrace the adventurous spirit that we all possess.”
“Bear is the perfect fit National Geographic, and we’re fortunate that he’s not only the face of the upcoming Hostile Planet, but that he’s also brought home his high-adrenaline series Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” says Geoff Daniels, executive vice president of global unscripted entertainment for National Geographic Channels. “This season has the DNA to be the most action packed one yet with bigger and bolder physical challenges, more of Bear’s totally innovative, spur-of-the-moment survival tricks and plenty of gut-wrenching and unforgettable field-inspired ‘dining’ experiences. In addition, we’re creating the most visually immersive, exotic, harrowing and downright beautiful looking season to date.”
Throughout the past year, National Geographic has aired episodes of the previous seasons of Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
Until Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox is complete, we won’t have a clear idea of the National Geographic content coming to Disney+, but Running Wild with Bear Grylls would be a big established name to have available for subscribers, especially since Disney is actively promoting National Geographic as one of the main brands of Disney+ alongside Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.
Are you excited for the new season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls?
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