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Jake Gyllenhall joins “Man Vs. Wild” on newest season

Bear Grylls is bringing along a companion, actor Jake Gyllenhall, on his travels in the latest season of Discovery Channel's Man Vs. Wild, kicking off on July 11.
June 22, 2011

Bear Grylls is bringing along a companion, actor Jake Gyllenhall, on his travels in the latest season of Discovery Channel’s Man Vs. Wild, kicking off on July 11.

For two days, Grylls and Gyllenhall journey to an Icelandic landscape dominated by mountains, huge glaciers and some of Europe’s most active volcanoes.

“For me, it’s all about discovery,” said Gyllenhaal.

Grylls added, “The wild is always very revealing -– not only physically but mentally. You’ve got to smile when it’s driving horizontal hail and be able to face your fears and just get on and do it – and on both of those accounts, Jake came up strong.”

Six new episodes of Man Vs Wild air on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT , with Grylls’ adventures taking him to other remote parts of Iceland in blizzard conditions, New Zealand’s South and North Islands, and the Utah badlands. The season also includes a special compilation episode with never-before-seen challenges and behind the scenes moments.

The series is produced for Discovery Channel by Diverse Productions. Steve Rankin is executive producer for Diverse Productions, with Josh Berkley as executive producer for Discovery Channel.

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