Discovery Channel to Explore Human Survival Skills in ‘Human Planet’

“Human Planet” will explore people’s coping abilities in extreme environments

Discovery Channel announced a new series from the creators of "Planet Earth" and "Life" that will examine humanity's ability to adapt and thrive in intensely harsh locales.

The six-part series "Human Planet," announced Wednesday, will look at people who "survive and thrive in our planet’s most extreme environments," according to Discovery. The first five episodes focus on a particular habitat, including the Arctic, Rivers and Oceans, Mountains, Grasslands and Jungles, and Deserts.

The sixth episode, "Life at the Extremes," recounts some of the series' best stories.

It will premiere on April 10.  from 8-10 p.m. (Subsequent installments will run, in back-to-back episodes, on April 17 and 24.) "Human Planet," from the makers of previous series "Planet Earth" and "Life," is a co-production of BBC and the Discovery Channel.