The Avengers star Chris Hemsworth has teamed with Jane Root’s factual prodco Nutopia and Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures for the new National Geographic series Limitless.
Nutopia and Protzoa, the team behind Nat Geo’s natural history docuseries One Strange Rock, will capture the actor’s mission to discover how people can live healthier, smarter and longer lives.
Each episode will tackle a different method to live better for longer: regenerating damage, maximizing strength, building resilience, shocking the body, supercharging memory and confronting mortality.
Hemsworth will meet with longevity scientists who believe the key to staying young is to reverse the “ravages of time” before it’s too late, and learn secrets from “superhumans” who demonstrate the extent of human potential. Limitless also sees the Marvel star test ways to extend his healthy life in a series of six challenges that will stretch his physical and mental abilities.
It will also showcase examples of longevity science from around the world, from the habits of centenarian martial arts to how Navy SEALs conquer stress.
“With One Strange Rock we explored the incredible science of our natural world,” Root said in a statement. “Limitless is equally as grand in scope, but with a topic that’s much more personal and rife with emotion.”
For Nutopia, Root and Arif Nurmohamed are executive producers; Ruth Shurman is showrunner. For Protozoa Pictures, Aronofsky and Ari Handel are executive producers. Chris Hemsworth and Ben Grayson also serve as executive producers.