Chris Hemsworth’s Wild State Lands First-Look Deal With National Geographic

As part of the new pact, Wild State will develop scripted and unscripted content for film, TV and digital platforms

Chris Hemsworth (Getty Images)
Chris Hemsworth (Getty Images)

Chris Hemsworth and producer Ben Grayson’s newly formed Wild State has landed a first-look deal with National Geographic.

As part of the deal, Wild State will develop scripted and unscripted content for film, television and digital platforms. The unscripted projects will be in the areas of adventure, exploration, travel and science for National Geographic’s television platforms and National Geographic-produced Disney+ Originals. 

“As lifelong fans of National Geographic, we are thrilled to be able to continue and deepen our partnership with them along with the entire Disney+ platform,” said Hemsworth and Grayson in a joint statement. “Wild State is dedicated to generating immersive narratives that both entertain and shine a light on important issues around the globe. We’re grateful for the opportunity to tell highly impactful, important stories in the unscripted space backed by the support of the premier global conservation and environmental brand in Nat Geo.”

The deal comes ahead of the premiere later this year of Disney+ Original series from National Geographic, “Limitless With Chris Hemsworth.” “Limitless” was created by Darren Aronofsky and hails from his production company Protozoa, Jane Root’s Nutopia and Wild State. A premiere date has yet to be announced.

Here’s a description of the show: “It dives deep into longevity science, discovering the full potential of the human body. This science is put to the test by Hemsworth, who, despite being in peak superhero condition, is on a personal mission to learn how to extend our health, strength and intellect further into our later years. Undergoing a series of epic trials and extraordinary challenges to understand the limits of the human body, he learns firsthand how we can live better for longer by discovering ways to regenerate damage, maximize strength, build resilience, supercharge memory and confront mortality.”

“Chris and Ben have been exceptional partners to work with, dedicated to creating and producing the most gripping unscripted programming,” Tom McDonald, executive vice president of Global Factual and Unscripted Programming for National Geographic Content, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be entering into this long-term partnership with Wild State and can’t wait to build the next generation of blockbuster factual content with them.” 

Hemsworth is repped by CAA and Greenberg Glusker. Grayson is repped by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman LLP. CAA and Greenberg Glusker brokered the deal.