Survivalist Bear Grylls is ready to run wild again. From the sounds of things, it may be more difficult this time around.
Of course, knowing Grylls, that’s just the way he prefers it.
A new season of the ever-popular Running Wild with Bear Grylls is set to kick off Monday. The show airs on National Geographic and Disney+. This time the show will be called Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge.
With a new name — you can probably guess — comes a new wrinkle.
As Business Wire explained, “Bear takes the daring adventures up a level by teaching celebrity guests essential survival skills that they will have to master and then prove they can use in a high-stress situation.”
Celebrity guests include Natalie Portman, Simu Liu, Ashton Kutcher, Florence Pugh, Rob Riggle and Anthony Anderson. Portman will star in the first episode of the season.
The entire new season will be available for streaming on Disney+ on Aug. 10.
“This season, guests will not only be pushed physically and mentally — like plunging into a frozen lake in the Canadian Rockies or foraging for food in the deserts of the Great Basin — but Bear will be testing each on their survival skills,” Business Wire wrote. “This time, they will be tested beyond other guests: after Bear teaches each of them a key set of skills, they will then have to master them on their own and deploy those skills at a high-intensity moment to earn their extraction from the wilderness.”