Sylvester Stallone, Bear Grylls and Endemol Shine North America have officially established a production partnership! This with plans to create several action series and “genre-bending” adventure series.
According to Deadline, Stallone is said to be the exec producer via his Balboa Production. Alongside Kourosh Taj, head of unscripted development and Carrie Keagan. Grylls is set to exec produce for his Natural Studios which is a joint venture with co-CEO Delbert Shoopman and Banijay. DJ Nurre and Sharon Levy are set to exec produce for Endemol Shine North America.
“My goal has always been to push the envelope not only in life, but in all of my creative endeavors. Nothing is more satisfying than mixing the improbable with the incredible and creating the unforgettable,” Stallone noted. “What we have planned is epic, beautiful and game-changing and I can’t wait for everyone to experience it.”
Sylvester Stallone, Bear Grylls & Endemol Shine North America To Develop Adventure Series
Balboa Productions is the one behind Taylor-Sheridan’s Paramount + Series Tulsa King starring Stallone. As well as other successful films such as DAZN and Samaritan and Rambo: Last Blood. Launched in 2019, The Natural Studios is the one responsible for series including Running Wild on Disney + and Fox’s MasterChef.
“We are truly excited to be working with two of the biggest global names in both action and adventure—Sylvester Stallone and Bear Grylls and their respective production teams,” Chief Content Officer, Endemol Shine North America, Sharon Levy stated. “We’ve come together to create first-of-its-kind, hybrid unscripted series that we look forward to bringing to the marketplace very soon with both Balboa Productions and Natural Studios.”
“It’s a complete honour to be working with the whole team at Balboa Productions. As possibly the most iconic face in the action space, Sly has long brought an injection of adrenaline to his roles and we envisage that energy being channeled into our development,” Grylls added.