Nat Geo sets summer premieres for adventure series

U.S. net National Geographic Channel is to premiere the Alaska-set docuseries Port Protection and Yukon River Run (pictured) this July.
June 26, 2015

U.S. net National Geographic Channel will premiere the Alaska-set docuseries Port Protection and Yukon River Run (pictured) this July.

Produced by Life Below Zero prodco Adjacent Productions, Port Protection will chronicle the real-life struggles of the community of Port Protection, located on the isolated Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. The series follows residents as they hunt, fish, trap and grow their own food, all while building their own shelters.

The series, set to premiere across Nat Geo Channels on July 19 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, is exec produced by Travis Shakespeare and Jane Tranter for Adjacent Productions, while Debby Reid Vigna is executive in charge of production.

Elsewhere, the U.S. net will also debut the Gurney Productions-made Yukon River Run on July 20 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The program will focus on three distinct crews navigating the Yukon River on log rafts during a five-week journey, in the hopes of selling wood, wares and supplies to remote Alaskan villages.

Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney will serve as executive producers with Rick Sasson, Adam Flacks and Joseph Quigley co-exec producing for Gurney Productions.

Kevin Tao Mohs is executive producer for Nat Geo on both series.

Both series will also air on Nat Geo Mundo this fall and will premiere globally on National Geographic Channel in 171 countries and 45 languages.

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