Now you can decide whether Bear Grylls survives the wild or not…
Well, sort of. Netflix is bringing interactivity to the survivalist experience with a new series featuring the Man vs. Wild host. Titled You vs. Wild, the series puts viewers in the driver’s seat as Grylls embarks on adventures around the world.
As they follow Grylls through jungles and forests and across deserts and mountains, viewers will have the opportunity to make crucial decisions at key moments over the course of eight episodes. Whether or not Grylls succeeds or fails in his adventure is now entirely in audiences’ hands.
“I’m about to embark on one of my most epic adventures, and this time you’re going to be in charge,” Grylls says in the series’ trailer. “So get packing, get ready, because every jungle, desert, mountain that I’m in, every decision is your decision. You’re going to dictate what I do.”
The interactive trailer goes on to give a glimpse of the type of decision making in store. Every episode will feature myriad choices, such as what Grylls eats, encounters, and experiences.
“I’m so proud to deliver this first-of-its-kind live-action interactive series, really giving viewers an all-access pass to explore the world and its landscapes in my boots,” Grylls said in a statement. “The stakes are high in this one!”
Grylls has called many networks home, most notably the Discovery Channel for seven seasons of Man vs. Wild and NBC for the celebrity-studded Running Wild. He’s hosted extreme adventure shows around the world, but You vs. Wild is the first to include a choose-your-own-adventure component.
Netflix previously experimented with interactive viewing via last winter’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
You vs. Wild hits the streaming service April 10.