Man vs Wild: The Story Behind


We fear of going to jungles, dense forests and even to habitats sometimes as we are scared of animals but there is one person who spent his life in jungles with the animals, eating leaves and insects rather than food when in jungle. Yes, we all know him, the courageous man in the world, he is Bear Grylls.

Born in June 7, 1974, Edward Michael Grylls who is better known as Bear Grylls is a British former SAS serviceman, survival instructor and honorary lieutenant-colonel and besides his military career, he is an adventurer, writer, television presenter and businessman and he is popularly known for his television series Man vs Wild.

Grylls is also involved in a number of wilderness survival television series in the UK and US and he was appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories at the age of 35 in July 2009.

Grylls, who always entertain viewers with his episodes also joined by many celebrity guests in the series. Man vs Wild, which was produced by British television production company Diverse Bristol and was first broadcasted on November 10, 2006 after airing a pilot episode titled ‘The Rockies’ on March 2006.

Since March 2006, the series has become widely popular with Bear Grylls as its host. In a special episode which was first aired on June 2009, Will Ferrell joined Grylls on a survival trip to Northern Sweden.

In each episode of Man vs Wild, Bear Grylls brings a different celebrity along his adventures and the crew consists of the host himself, a story producer, two camera cinematographers, two field recordists and a mountain guide.

Celebrities such as Zac Efron, Channing Tatum and Ben Stiller made special appearances on the first season of the show while in Season 2, celebrities like Kate Winslet, Michael B Jordan, Kate Hudson, Michelle Rodriguez, James Marsden and the then sitting President of USA Barack Obama appeared in the show.

Other than these celebrities, this year Prime Minister Narendra Modi will appear in an episode which will be aired on August 12 and the shooting of which has already been completed.

Prime Minister Modi will hike through Jungles, Raft down the rivers in a never before avatar.

Shot in the Wilderness in the Uttarakhand, the “Man vs Wild” will feature Prime Minister Modi and he will be the first such World leader to take part in a show like that.

Controversies have also erupted after Modi was seen in Man vs Wild. The opposition after it saw Modi’s clip of adventure trip in the forests of Uttarakhand said that Modi was busy shooting for the episode of the series on the day when 40 CRPF jawans were killed in the Pulwama Terror attack on February 14.  

In October, 2018, Grylls announced that they will begin filming for a fifth season and in February 2019, it was announced that the show will be moved to National Geographic for its fifth season which will be premiered in December 2019 but on May 14, 2019, it was announced that the fifth season will be premiered on November 5, 2019.

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