U.S. net National Geographic Channel has commissioned London-based October Films to produce the survivalist series Mygrations(pictured).
The 6 x 60-minute docuseries will follow a group of 20 men and women made up of ex-special forces, survivalists, athletes and zoologists as they navigate – without map or compass – the famous wildebeest migration from the Serengeti to the Mara River in Tanzania.
The 200-mile, six-week journey will see the “human herd” traverse mountains, ravines, bogs, scorched plains and surging rivers while avoiding contact with a variety of predators in order to complete the migration.
Mygrations is slated to premiere on National Geographic Channel U.S. in the spring of 2016. It will air globally at a later date across National Geographic Channel’s 171 territories in 45 languages, as well as on Spanish-language net Nat Geo Mundo.
“Mygrations is a series that truly embraces National Geographic’s pillars of exploration and adventure,” said Tim Pastore, NGC’s global president of original programming and production, in a statement. “The human herd’s journey not only pushes the limits of human spirit and capability in extreme conditions, but demonstrates the strengths and resilience our ancestors needed to survive.”
Cushing added: “Mygrations will give viewers a visceral, heart-pounding experience – delivering gripping content together with breathtaking visuals of one of the most beautiful and dangerous places on earth. It’s a living, unfolding experiment in the most epic lab on the planet.”