Bear Grylls, best known for his six-year Discovery Channel series Man vs. Wild, is making up with the network after a reported contract dispute. The British survival star left Discovery Channel in March of last year, but apparently the ill feelings weren’t permanent. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grylls is set to star in Ultimate Survivor, a show put out by the channel’s international arm which will put Grylls in dangerous scenarios inspired by real-life events.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bear back to the Discovery fold,”said vice president of Discovery Networks International Luis Silberwasser. “He is a true game-changer in the survival genre, integral in shaping it into the programming powerhouse that it is today. We are now poised to push the limits even further for our international audience.”
Grylls himself voiced great excitement in working once again with Discovery Channel and appeared to be ready for another jaunt to the edge of world.
“Man vs. Wild took me to some of the toughest climates and terrains out there, and this new series is an exciting evolution of that,” said Grylls. “The aim is to follow incredible real-life survival stories and demonstrate dynamic life-saving know-how along the way.”
The survival expert will also appear on a new reality show with NBC currently titled Get Out Alive. Grylls might have less of a chance to get his hands dirty while he puts eight contestants through a series of challenges that will require survival sensibilities and physical endurance.
All in all, looks like a good year for Bear Grylls. Maybe he’ll celebrate with some more roasted lobster brains.
The following is a video of Grylls taking on a feral pig with just his bare hands and experienced wildlife tackling skills:
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