Animal Planet goes off-road with “100 Miles”

The U.S. net is readying an eight-part series from Naked and Afraid producer Renegade 83 about three men who leave their lives behind for an intensive cross-continent journey. (Pictured: 100 Miles from Nowhere)
March 5, 2015

U.S. net Animal Planet is readying an eight-part series from Naked and Afraid producer Renegade 83 about three men who leave their lives behind for an intensive cross-continent journey.

Titled 100 Miles from Nowhere (pictured), the series – for which realscreen has an exclusive clip -sees adventurer Matt Galland and his best friends Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson trek to destinations around North America, Central America and South America, challenging themselves to cover 100 miles every four days and filming the series themselves using GoPros and Handycams.

At the end of each 25-mile stretch, the men encounter pre-arranged bear boxes containing their favorite foods and various supplies that help them reach the next destination. According to the Discovery Communications network, each man burns thousands of calories a day and also faces a number of concerns such as hunger, dehydration, fatigue, hypothermia and potential bone breaks.

“Matt, Danny and Blake offer their fresh, unfiltered perspectives of the most remote places on Earth, allowing viewers to experience the planet through adventure, first-person footage and real emotions,” said Rick Holzman, executive VP and GM of Animal Planet, in a statement.

100 Miles from Nowhere is a compelling story of our complex, challenging and rewarding relationship with the natural world around us,” he added.

The series debuts on April 5 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. Serving as executive producers for Renegade 83 are Jay Renfroe and David Garfinkle, while Keith Hoffman is executive producer and Sarah Russell is associate producer for Animal Planet. Andy Berg, VP of development for the net, developed the series.

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