It looks daunting and crazy but most of all, it looks like an adrenaline pumping and fun adventure, Running Wild With Bear Grylls is what we’re referring to of course. World-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls returns to his wild roots later this January with some of Hollywood’s most beloved celebrities in tow. The hit adventure series finds its new home on National Geographic beginning Wednesday 22 January at 21:00 CAT, with more action, stunts and visceral moments than ever before.
This season, Grylls goes all out with some of the most entertaining superstars who push themselves beyond their limits by leaving civilisation behind for a no-holds barred journey through the most extreme environments on the planet.
“The RUNNING WILD team is so excited that our adventure series has really found its home on National Geographic with our fifth season,” says Grylls. “I am so proud that each Hollywood A-lister, who joins me on these journeys through the wild, always has such a life-affirming experience. That is what the wild does; it often takes us to the edge but then rewards courage and determination with a pride that money cannot buy.”
“Audiences are in for an exhilarating journey in this season of RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS as this adventurist extraordinaire takes an impressive host of celebrities into extreme environments. These challenging situations in some of the wildest places on earth test the limits in more ways than one, making for nail-biting, edge-your-seat television” said Evert van der Veer, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.
Weekly guests include an extraordinary assortment of celebrities who leave the bright lights and big cities to venture far off the beaten path for a walk on the wild side. Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson – Captain Marvel herself – ditches the Hollywood paparazzi and taps into her super(human) powers on a deep-jungle trek through mangrove swamps and a helicopter plunge into shark-infested waters. And award-winning actor and dancer Channing Tatum steps up his game and returns for another round with Grylls, who promises to put this Hollywood scene stealer to an even bigger test.
The full lineup of multi-award-winning actors, entertainers, comedians and superstars including Cara Delevingne, Brie Larson, Dave Bautista, Channing Tatum, Zachary Quinto and much more.
The new season transports viewers across remote locations in the USA and around the world, including crocodile-filled mangroves in Panama and underwater caves in Sardinia to deep crevasses on Iceland’s largest glacier and scorching desert slot canyons throughout Arizona. These intrepid cast members must face their deepest fears and tackle everything from wild animals to rock rappelling as they journey through some of the world’s most unforgiving wildernesses.