By James Hibberd
November 05, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST

The Bear is back! Adventurer Bear Grylls is returning to Discovery Channel with a new series: Escape From Hell. The program has the survival expert telling stories of ordinary people who were stranded in real-life dire situations, and then pits himself against some of the same dangers and scenarios — from avalanches to sand storms.

Escape From Hell marks Gryll’s return to the cable network that was his home for five years on Man vs. Wild, which concluded in 2011. Last summer, Grylls survived a summer trek to one of the most perilous entertainment environments on the planet — NBC — for his reality show Get Out Alive (no decision yet on a second season, NBC says).

“I am super excited to be working with Discovery again – the channel where the Man vs. Wild journey began,” Grylls said in a statement. “Escape From Hell, and any future endeavors, will be intense—but that’s where the fun is! Man vs. Wild took me to some of the toughest climates and terrains out there, and this new series is an exciting evolution of that. The aim is to follow incredible real-life survival stories and demonstrate dynamic life-saving know-how along the way.”

Escape From Hell starts very soon — there’s a special premiere on November 11 and then it will move to its regular time slot starting Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. Here’s a trailer from the show when it aired on Discovery’s UK channel last month (so ignore the date on it). The final image of Bear in this trailer, by and by, is really something to behold.