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Ninth SharkFest to run for six weeks this summer, feature Chris Hemsworth doc

The ninth annual SharkFest will run this July for six weeks and boast 21 hours of original programming across four networks. SharkFest programming will air on National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, ...
June 4, 2021

The ninth annual SharkFest will run this July for six weeks and boast 21 hours of original programming across four networks.

SharkFest programming will air on National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo and Disney XD, with more content being made available through Disney+.

New SharkFest content will be available on Disney+ beginning July 9. The streaming service will also air the premiere of its original documentary Playing With Sharks, a feature from National Geographic Documentary Films. The film will include interviews with experts like shark conservationist Valerie Taylor, along with underwater archival footage. Sally Aitken directed the film, which will be available on Disney+ July 23.

The six-week event kicks off July 5 with Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth, a documentary special from Nutopia where Taylor takes the star actor for a shark dive.

Other original special events during SharkFest include Shark Attack Investigation: The Paige Winter Story, where experts examine the details of a shark attack, and Winter talks about her work now as an advocate for sharks. SharkFest will also include a six-part series titled Shark Attack Files that investigates strange shark behaviour.

Beginning June 25, Disney+ will also make available SharkFest programming from the previous eight seasons.

The full lineup of SharkFest programming can be found on National Geographic’s website.

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