National Geographic Channel has slated the premiere of a new off-the-grid series, The Legend of Mick Dodge, for January 7.
The series follows the man known to some as “the Barefoot Sensei,” who, 25 years ago, abandoned the creature comforts of the modern world in favor of living off the land in the Hoh rainforest of the American Pacific Northwest. Episodes will feature Dodge traversing across the mountains to spread his father’s ashes; as well as employing assorted food foraging techniques, and old family remedies to combat a case of “beaver fever.”
Calling Dodge a “stand-out character” when discussing the show with realscreen following NGC’s 2013 upfront series announcements, network CEO David Lyle said: “You don’t have to be one of those TV wannabes who’s licking the lens, desperate to have their 15 minutes. Better still to be someone who’s confident, living your life and doing your thing.”
The Legend of Mick Dodge is produced by Screaming Flea Productions and Pawn & A King Productions in association with Interchange Media Art Productions for National Geographic Channel. Executive producers are Brian Skope, Dave Severson and Liza Keckler; while for National Geographic Channel, executive producer is Michael Kovnat.