Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls partners with Banijay for new production outfit

Running Wild‘s Bear Grylls has launched a new production outfit focusing on unscripted and scripted content with the backing of France’s Banijay Group. The Natural Studios will focus creating and producing adventure TV and film content for all platforms and has been funded by Banijay, which serves as production and distribution partner. Grylls is launching […]

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 […]

Amazon greenlights Burnett’s Eco-Challenge, partners with Neil Gaiman

Amazon Studios has greenlit a revival of competition series Eco-Challenge from Survivor creator Mark Burnett and Bear Grylls. The SVOD platform has ordered Eco-Challenge 2019, which sends more than 50 teams on a 350-mile race that spans canoeing, mountaineering, whitewater rafting and scuba diving. The program (pictured below), which aired in the 1990s across Discovery Channel […]

Young Bear Grylls toon series underway

Survival expert and presenter Bear Grylls will be the star of a new animated series inspired by the adventures and exploits of his childhood years. Matt Hatter Chronicles producer Platinum Films will make and distribute the series, Young Bear Grylls, which has been put together with Bear Grylls Ventures. The partners have formed YBG Films […]

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 […]

NBC lands on Bear Grylls’ Island

US broadcaster NBC has ordered a local version of Bear Grylls-fronted Channel 4 adventurer series The Island. NBC will run a six-episode social experiment series in which 14 men will attempt to live on an unmanned island. The show is based on Shine TV format The Island, which first went out on Channel 4 in […]

Bear Grylls in Channel 4 ‘Lord of the Flies’ series

Adventurer Bear Grylls will front a new factual entertainment series billed as “Lord of the Flies meets Darwin” in which 12 men are cast away on a remote deserted island. The Island of Lost Blokes comes from Shine TV and Bear Grylls Ventures and was commissioned by Channel 4’s head of factual entertainment Liam Humphreys. […]