National Geographic has announced details on the second season of “Running Wild With Bear Grylls”, which is returning with on March 29th at 9/8c on National Geographic.  No Disney+ release date has yet been announced, but the first season is available to watch now on Disney+ in the US and some other countries.

Each week, a new celebrity guest leaves the luxury of their homes to venture into some of the most extreme environments in the world to conquer fears, test their limits and sometimes dabble in nature’s not so tasty delicacies. Continuing to push superstars’ comfort levels this season, Grylls travels the globe from the deserts of Utah to the Dolomites of Italy to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California for more epic, life-changing adventures.

“There’s no doubt that life has been difficult for so many around the world, but if anything, this time is teaching us all resilience—and there is no better teacher than the wild. For me to be able to head back into the wild with so many incredible new celebrity guests is a true privilege,” says host Bear Grylls. “I know the power in life of never giving up, and this newest season tested that in spades. In each of these tough, unforgiving environments, from deserts to high mountains, we see these stars share some incredibly intimate and honest moments. To be part of that is a powerful inspiration—and that is so needed right now.”


Survival is the name of the game when Emmy®-nominated star Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) joins Bear on an epic journey across Iceland’s treacherous terrain to cross freezing, violent floodwaters while trying to avoid hypothermia. Fan-favorite Bobby Bones (“Breaking Bobby Bones”) is back for round two, and this time he brings his fiancé Caitlin Parker along for the ride in their first joint television appearance! Their ability to rely upon each other in the rugged wilderness of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains is put to the ultimate test when they must track deadly mountain lions, descend towering sandstone cliffs and forage for food under ice-covered waterfalls.

Bear takes Marvel superstar Anthony Mackie (the highly anticipated Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”) to the highest peaks of the Italian Dolomite mountains for an adventure he’ll never forget. There he braves freezing conditions to conquer sheer cliffs and icy waterfalls, where even the smallest slip could lead to disaster. Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key (“Brain Games”) must put all jokes aside and face some of his greatest fears to conquer the lava fields of Iceland in an adrenaline-pumping adventure.


This season’s lineup of celebrity guests includes (in alpha order):

  • Bobby Bones and fiancé Caitlin Parker –award-winning and influential American TV and radio personality and bestselling author (“The Bobby Bones Show,” “Breaking Bobby Bones,” “American Idol”)
  • Gina Carano – actress, fitness model and former mixed martial artist (“The Mandalorian,” “Deadpool,” “Fast & Furious 6”)
  • Terry Crews – Emmy Award-nominated actor and former NFL linebacker (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Deadpool 2,” “The Expendables”);
  • Keegan-Michael Key – Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian (“Brain Games,” “The Prom,” “Friends from College”)
  • Anthony Mackie – award-winning actor (“Avengers: Endgame,” “Altered Carbon,” “Captain America: Civil War,” highly anticipated Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”)
  • Danica Patrick –former professional racing driver and the only female winner of an IndyCar Series race—the 2008 Indy Japan 300
  • Danny Trejo – award-winning actor (“Machete,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”)
  • Rainn Wilson – actor, writer and producer (“The Office,” “Utopia,” “Star Trek: Discovery”)

RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS was developed by Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman. The series is produced by Electus, a Propagate Company and The Natural Studios. For Electus and The Natural Studios, Bear Grylls serves as executive producer along with Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Ben Silverman, Howard Owens, Liz Schulze, Rob Buchta and Delbert Shoopman. For National Geographic, Bengt Anderson is executive producer.

Are you looking forward to new episodes of “Running Wild With Bear Grylls”?









Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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5 Comments

  1. Clara Maguire February 10, 2021

    Maybe you could start confirming which countries Disney+ shows are airing on rather than just stating it is on Disney+ because they’re not always across the board on all international versions, prime example being Running Wild with Bear Grylls. You’ve stated season 1 is available, but not in the UK.

    1. Roger Palmer February 11, 2021

      I've updated the article to reflect that. I usually try to be as specific as I can, this came from the direct press release.

  2. Dharani February 12, 2021

    I am exacted sir coming soon man vs wild with bear Grylls

  3. Louie D May 21, 2021

    Not in Florida. Only season 5. Totally bites.

  4. Donna Cordon September 15, 2021

    Putting bear grill and other shows only on + channels prevents others from enjoying these programs because they do not own smart tv is very unfair.