Oscar winner Kate Winslet and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees are just two names set to show off their survival skills this summer, as they have signed on to participate in season two of NBC’s “Running Wild With Bear Grylls.”
They — as well as Kate Hudson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed Helms, Michelle Rodriguez, James Marsden and Michael B. Jordan — will join the famed survivalist as he tramps through the jungles of Panama, scales the Italian Alps and the Colorado Rocky Mountains and conquers more of the world’s most unforgiving wildernesses.
“It has been such a privilege to adventure alongside these iconic men and women — and this season has made for some unforgettable journeys,” said Grylls. “The excitement of being dropped into uncharted territory and tackling the wilderness head on, in the way we do, can be both daunting and very draining, but it is also very empowering when we finally make it out in one piece. Along the way we get to see the stars we love in a totally authentic way as they face a few demons and come through it stronger. And that’s the beating heart of ‘Running Wild.’”
“Running Wild With Bear Grylls” is produced by Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures. Grylls serves as executive producer along with Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Laura Caraccioli and Viki Cacciatore. The show was devised by Grylls and Delbert Shoopman. Grylls recently starred on the NBC series “Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls” and serves as host and executive producer of “The Island.”
Season one guests included Channing Tatum, Ben Stiller and Deion Sanders.
Season two premieres at 10 p.m. July 13 on NBC.