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Survivorman Les Stroud will face predators in his new TV show

Survivorman Les Stroud will face predators in his new TV show
Les Stroud, who's now starring in NatGeo WILD's Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet. (Photo by National Geographic Channels)

Survivorman Les Stroud is returning to U.S. reality television with a new show that’s set in Alaska: NatGeo WILD’s Alaska’s Grizzly Gauntlet will challenge him to survive in a different, predator-filled environment each episode.

The network calls this “the greatest challenge of his career” and says he will be “tackling Alaska’s harshest climates alongside the most striking and fearsome wildlife our 49th state has to offer.”

Here’s how NatGeo WILD describes the new show, which has just been greenlit, so there is no debut date yet:

“Unlike past expeditions, Stroud will face Alaska at the peak of animal activity, when bears, moose, caribou, cougars and wolves are on the hunt, roaming far and wide. Each week he will be dropped into a new extreme environment hand-picked by local wilderness guides, with a dense population of predators to see how they survive. Stroud will have to get closer to wildlife than he’s ever been before and learn how they overcome the challenges of weather and water and food shortages. He will battle the harsh landscape with his well-honed survival skills, but the animals will be the wild card.”

The show is produced by Ping Pong Productions, the production company behind Finding Bigfoot and Josh Gates’ Expedition Unknown.

Survivorman aired seven seasons, concluding in 2015 on the Science Channel.

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