Chris Hemsworth to become 'human guinea pig' in National Geographic health docuseries
Chris Hemsworth, the doctor is in.
The Marvel actor has volunteered to become a “human guinea pig” for a new National Geographic health docuseries titled Limitless, it was announced at the 2020 Television Critics Assn. press tour on Friday.
Hemsworth will undergo a series of challenges that will explore different ways humans can live longer in the new scientific docuseries. The show will then follow the actor as he discovers how to live a healthier and smarter life by transforming himself through six physical and mental challenges around the world. Each episode will tackle a different technique that is to help extend human life — like regenerating damage, shocking the body, and supercharging memory.
“Basically, I was somehow convinced to volunteer myself as a human guinea pig and endure a series of mental and physical challenges across the globe, all for the sake of science,” Hemsworth said in a statement. “We’re hoping to shed some light on new ideas and emerging science with the focus on extending a healthy life span. Production starts soon, so wish me luck.”
Limitless will be executive produced by Darren Aronofsky and Jane Root, who previously worked together on Nat Geo’s One Strange Rock docuseries.
“Limitless has the potential to improve people’s lives in simple, impactful ways, and we love Chris’ enthusiasm to be our tour guide,” Aronofsky said in his statement. “I look forward to reteaming with Nat Geo, Jane, and our friends from One Strange Rock on this next adventure.”