Oscar winner Kate Winslet and actor Michael B. Jordan will be among the contestants for the second season of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” NBC announced Friday.
In the upcoming survival series, famed adventurer, writer and television host Bear Grylls will take eight entertainment and sports stars into the most remote locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime.
Winslet and Jordan will be joined by Oscar nominee Kate Hudson, Super Bowl-winning QB Drew Brees, “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Hangover” star Ed Helms, “Furious 7” star Michelle Rodriguez, and “X-Men” star James Marsden.
Each of the famous contestants will partner with Grylls for two days for a one-on-one adventure. This season the series will take viewers from the jungles of Panama to the far reaches of the Italian Alps and then to the Colorado Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Red Rocks of Utah. The cast members will tackle everything from skydiving to repelling as they travel through some 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,” Grylls said. “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.”
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.”
“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 second season premieres on NBC on July 13 at 10 p.m.