Discovery Networks International (DNI) is reuniting with survivalist Ed Stafford (pictured) for 5 x 60-minute series Marooned, which will premiere on Discovery Channel in Russia on March 31 before heading to the UK in May and airing in the U.S. later this year.
Stafford previously starred in shows such as Walking the Amazon and Naked and Marooned. In his latest endeavor, produced by UK indie Tigress Productions, the adventurer tries to survive with nothing more than his camera in harsh environments such as Venezuela’s Gran Sabana mountains, Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Romania’s Carpathian Mountains, the Western Australia coast and Borneo’s Brune jungles. Stafford – who isn’t equipped with food, water or a knife – must survive for 10 days in each location.
“It takes real courage to throw yourself into these kinds of environments with absolutely nothing and no certainty you’re going to succeed,” said Dick Colthurst, managing director and EP at Tigress, in a statement. “Marooned reveals like never before what it really takes to survive the harshest places on Earth, and it’s not stuff you learn in books.”
Marooned was commissioned by Elizabeth McIntyre for DNI, and Helen Hawken is serving as exec producer for the group. For Tigress, Colthurst is EP and Matt Brandon is series producer.