Bear Grylls Returning To Discovery With “Ultimate Survivor”


British adventurer Bear Grylls is making his return to the Discovery Channel in a new unscripted series called “Ultimate Survivor.”

Grylls, who parted ways with Discovery last March over a contract dispute, has apparently kissed and made up with the Discovery Network.

Discovery announced a new six-episode series “Bear Grylls: Ultimate Survivors” that will air in 217 markets outside North America.

The show will use real footage and interviews with people who’ve survived being stranded in the Amazon, in the European Alps, and in the North African desert in dire situations. Grylls will put himself in the same dangerous situations.

Bear Grylls issued a statement saying, “I am super excited to be working with Discovery again — the channel where the Man Vs. Wild journey began. Ultimate Survivors, and any future endeavors, will be intense — but that’s where the fun is! Man Vs. Wild took me to some of the toughest climates and terrains out there, and this new series is an exciting evolution of that. The aim is to follow incredible real-life survival stories and demonstrate dynamic life-saving know-how along the way.”

Discovery Networks International has ordered six one-hour episodes of the series.

Luis Silberwasser, chief content officer and executive VP of Discovery Networks International said, “We are thrilled to welcome Bear back to the Discovery fold. 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.”

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