Returning: Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Running Wild With Bear Grylls returns to National Geographic for S2 later this month.

Bear Grylls returns to the wilderness eager to push the mental and physical limits of new US celebrities: Terry Crews, Keegan-Michael Key, Anthony Mackie, Danica Patrick, Danny Trejo and Rainn Wilson. Bobby Bones also returns with fiancée Caitlin Parker.

“There’s no doubt that life has been difficult for so many around the world, but if anything, this time is teaching us all resilience—and there is no better teacher than the wild. For me to be able to head back into the wild with so many incredible new celebrity guests is a true privilege,” says Grylls. “I know the power in life of never giving up, and this newest season tested that in spades. In each of these tough, unforgiving environments, from deserts to high mountains, we see these stars share some incredibly intimate and honest moments. To be part of that is a powerful inspiration—and that is so needed right now.”

Each week, a new celebrity guest leaves the luxury of their homes to venture into some of the most extreme environments in the world to conquer fears, test their limits and sometimes dabble in nature’s not so tasty delicacies. Continuing to push superstars’ comfort levels this season, Grylls travels the globe from the deserts of Utah to the Dolomites of Italy to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California for more epic, life-changing adventures.

Survival is the name of the game when Emmy®-nominated star Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) joins Bear on an epic journey across Iceland’s treacherous terrain to cross freezing, violent floodwaters while trying to avoid hypothermia. Fan-favourite Bobby Bones (“Breaking Bobby Bones”) is back for round two, and this time he brings his fiancée Caitlin Parker along for the ride in their first joint television appearance. Their ability to rely upon each other in the rugged wilderness of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains is put to the ultimate test when they must track deadly mountain lions, descend towering sandstone cliffs and forage for food under ice-covered waterfalls.

Bear takes Marvel superstar Anthony Mackie (the highly anticipated Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”) to the highest peaks of the Italian Dolomite mountains for an adventure he will never forget. There he braves freezing conditions to conquer sheer cliffs and icy waterfalls, where even the smallest slip could lead to disaster. Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key (“Brain Games”) must put all jokes aside and face some of his greatest fears to conquer the lava fields of Iceland in an adrenaline-pumping adventure.

This season’s line-up of celebrity guests includes (in alphabetical order):
• Bobby Bones and fiancée Caitlin Parker – award-winning and influential American TV and radio personality and bestselling author (“The Bobby Bones Show,” “Breaking Bobby Bones,” “American Idol”)
• Terry Crews – Emmy Award-nominated actor and former NFL linebacker (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Deadpool 2,” “The Expendables”);
• Keegan-Michael Key – Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian (“Brain Games,” “The Prom,” “Friends from College”)
• Anthony Mackie – award-winning actor (“Avengers: Endgame,” “Altered Carbon,” “Captain America: Civil War,” highly anticipated Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”)
• Danica Patrick – former professional racing driver and the only female winner of an IndyCar Series race—the 2008 Indy Japan 300
• Danny Trejo – award-winning actor (“Machete,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”)
• Rainn Wilson – actor, writer and producer (“The Office,” “Utopia,” “Star Trek: Discovery”)

Running Wild With Bear Grylls was developed by Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman. The series is produced by Electus, a Propagate Company and The Natural Studios. For Electus and The Natural Studios, Bear Grylls serves as executive producer along with Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Ben Silverman, Howard Owens, Liz Schulze, Rob Buchta and Delbert Shoopman. For National Geographic, Bengt Anderson is executive producer.

Double episode 8.30pm Tuesday April 20 on National Geographic.

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