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Netflix links with Bear Grylls for next interactive foray

Netflix is rolling out its latest interactive proposition with an Electus-produced series starring survival expert Bear Grylls. The eight-part family show, entitled You vs. Wild, will find Grylls on international expeditions, with viewers able to decide the storyline across each episode. The series, which will launch on 10 April, was revealed by Netflix at a press […]

Electus, Bear Grylls exec create Jackknife indie

Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures exec Delbert Shoopman have joined forces to create a new US-based independent prodco, Jackknife Media. Shoopman is head of production and head of branding at Grylls’ prodco BGV, and will remain in that position as well as running his new indie. “Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures have worked closely together […]

CITV opens Bear Grylls’ Survival School

UK children’s channel CITV has commissioned a Bear Grylls-fronted survivalist series for kids. Bear Grylls’ Survival School will be a 12x30mins series from ITV Studios-owned Potato and Bear Grylls Ventures in which ten daredevil children will learn how to survive in the rugged mountainous terrain of Snowdonia in Wales. Over two weeks Grylls (pictured) and […]

Germany to visit The Island

German broadcaster ProSieben has ordered its own version of survivalist format The Island. Endemol Shine Germany will produce the show, with filming beginning this summer, ahead of broadcast on the free-to-air channel. The format originated in the UK, where Endemol Shine Group’s Shine TV and Bear Grylls Ventures produced it for Channel 4. There have […]

Bear Grylls, Barcroft launch on YouTube net

Adventurer Bear Grylls is partnering with UK production group Barcroft Media to create a adrenaline-fuelled YouTube channel. Bear Grylls Adventure launches on November 28 as a joint venture of Bear Grylls Ventures and Barcroft, and will feature adventure-themed content from around the world. Powered by Barcroft’s YouTube channel Barcroft TV, the channel will include bespoke […]