Running Wild with Bear Grylls is an hour-long alternative series, the famed adventurer, writer and television host will take eight entertainment and sports stars into the most remote and pristine locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Running Wild with Bear Grylls - The Island with Bear Grylls - Netflix
The Island with Bear Grylls is a British reality television programme which premiered on Channel 4 on 5 May 2014. Five series have aired since 2014. Narrated by Bear Grylls, it features participants placed on remote uninhabited Pacific islands as a test of their survival skills. They are left completely alone, filming themselves, and with only the clothes they were wearing and some basic tools and training. Pitched as an assessment of the capabilities of British men in the 21st Century, the first series featured thirteen male participants. Following accusations of sexism, the second series used two islands, with 14 men on one, and 14 women on the other. The third series continued the gender divide theme and featured eight men and eight women abandoned on opposite sides of a single island. The fourth series, which aired from April 2017, focused primarily on age rather than gender, featuring initially separate tribes of older people (30 to 66 years) vs younger people (18 to 30 years). On 14 May 2017, it was announced that The Island with Bear Grylls had been renewed for a fifth series to air in 2018. On 1 May 2018, it was confirmed by Grylls at the end of the fifth series that the series would return for a sixth series, set to air in Spring 2019. A celebrity spin off version, Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, was first broadcast as part of a charity campaign for Stand Up to Cancer UK in September 2016.
Running Wild with Bear Grylls - Resources and training - Netflix
According to Channel 4, an island that has the natural resources necessary for the men to survive a month was chosen. Additional yuca plants were planted in order to supplement the existing supply, extra animals indigenous to the islands such as caiman were also added, and a fresh water source was topped up before filming. The participants were given training about animals native to the island that are on the protected species list, and each received one day's survival training, including advice on how to catch and humanely kill caiman. The men were given machetes and knives, head torches, an initial one-day water supply, and an emergency medical kit. In addition, the participants had GPS spot trackers, and access to radio and satellite phone in case of an emergency. The second series participants were given two days survival training.
Running Wild with Bear Grylls - References - Netflix