Bear Grylls Stars in Netflixs Next Interactive Adventure

first_imgStay on target Every choice matters when you’re steering adventurer Bear Grylls through the wilderness.On April 10, Netflix users will be able to make key decisions to help the British TV presenter “survive, thrive, and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.”Interactive series You vs. Wild invites viewers to live vicariously through Grylls by choosing the course of his story in each of the eight episodes.“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, published by Variety. “The stakes are high in this one.” For the first time, my survival is in your hands and the stakes have never been this high. Answer the call, if you’re up for the challenge. #YOUvsWILD— Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls) March 18, 2019Little else is known about the upcoming show, announced by Cindy Holland, vice president of original series, during a Monday press event.The news comes just days after Variety teased more interactive storytelling from the streaming platform.“We’re doubling down on that,” Todd Yellin, vice president of product at Netflix, said at last week’s media and entertainment conference FICCI-Frames in Mumbai.“It’s a huge hit here in India, it’s a huge hit around the world,” he said in a keynote speech. “We realized, ‘Wow, interactive storytelling is something we want to bet more on.’”And quickly, it seems.Netflix tested the waters in 2017 with children’s programs like Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pie.But it wasn’t until December’s hit psychological thriller Bandersnatch—a choose-your-own-adventure experience for the digital age—that the company struck gold among adults.“It’s still in the evaluation and growing stage,” Holland said.Tune in next month to see what mishaps you can get Bear Grylls into. The family-friendly show promises to be “exciting,” according to Netflix.More on Netflix Horror Series ‘Black Summer’ Unveils Zombie ChaosNetflix Pulls Real-Life Rail Tragedy Clips From ‘Bird Box’Netflix Claps Back at Steven Spielberg’s Push to Ban It From Oscarscenter_img What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer last_img