Bear Grylls signs for new Discovery series

By David Knox on February 6, 2013 / Filed Under Pay TV 0

2013-02-06_1741Bear Grylls has signed a deal with Discovery Networks International for a new six part series Bear Grylls: Ultimate Survivors.

It will air on Discovery Channel internationally in 217 markets across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

“I am super excited to be working with Discovery again – the channel where the Man Vs Wild journey began,” said Grylls.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bear back to the Discovery fold,” said Luis Silberwasser, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, DNI. “He is a true game-changer in the survival genre, integral in shaping it into the programming powerhouse that it is today. We are now poised to push the limits even further for our international audience.”

In the new series, Grylls takes his survival expertise one step further as he reveals the incredible stories of ordinary people stranded in devastatingly dire situations. Coupled with incredible archive footage and interviews with the survivors, Grylls will pit himself against the very same dangers and scenarios, re-living their journeys through first-hand experience, and showing us how to survive through some of the world’s most desolate landscapes. From a plane crash in the Amazon, to the remote crevasses of the European Alps, to the unforgiving North African desert, Grylls navigates through ever more hostile terrain to show the skills needed to make it back to civilisation.

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