Bear Grylls takes Hollywood stars into wild in new season

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) After taking US President Barack Obama on a trek through the Alaskan wilderness, Bear Grylls is back with second season of “Running Wild With Bear Grylls”. This time the British adventurer will take eight Hollywood celebrities and sports stars on a 48-hour journey into the wild around the world.

The show will premiere on February 1 on Discovery Channel.

The celebrities who will join the survival expert in the season are Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, Oscar nominee Kate Hudson, “Hangover” star Ed Helms, Emmy nominee and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Furious 7” star Michelle Rodriguez, Super Bowl-winning quarterback Drew Brees, and award-winning film and television actors James Marsden of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and Michael B. Jordan of “Fantastic Four”.

Together, they will test their survival skills and mental and physical limits as they enter into uncharted territory and wilderness.

From skydiving into the Catskill Mountains, to rappelling down the cliffs of Utah and battling torrential wind and rain in Scotland, Grylls and each celebrity will push themselves to the limit in some of the extreme environments to complete their journey.

Rahul Johri, executive vice-resident and general manager – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said: “Discovery Channel continues to offer differentiated content that delivers supreme viewing experience to our viewers. The new season will show leading celebrities challenge themselves in the harsh wilderness.”

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