Electus and Bear Grylls Invite Facebook Watch Viewers to FACE THE WILD This March
Acclaimed production company Electus and globally renowned survival expert, adventurer and former soldier, Bear Grylls, will be making some of his biggest fans' dreams come true when new docu-series Bear Grylls: FACE THE WILD launches March 21 on Facebook Watch. Answering thousands of requests from Facebook followers across the nation, for the first time Bear will surprise 10 of his most inspiring fans by inviting them on one-on-one adventures of a lifetime: joining him in facing the wild.
Bear Grylls has long thrilled audiences with his international adventures, as well as his daring and positive approach to every obstacle in his path. Inviting famous faces such as former President Barack Obama and actress Julia Roberts to join him on his worldwide travels, viewers have marveled at Bear and his varied guests rappelling off craggy rock walls and testing their endurance as they journey through treacherous terrain.
Now, over the course of 10 weeks, Bear Grylls: Face the Wild on Facebook Watch will feature 10 lucky participants who will each accompany him on individual, unique and exciting journeys. Whether getting a taste of the wild for the first time, or trying to prove to their families they can keep up with the best, participants will share their own inspiring, humorous and heart-warming stories as Bear pushes them out of their comfort zones and teaches them how the wild can be not only eye-opening, but also ultimately empowering. Fans will be able to become part of each journey by following the Bear Grylls: Face the Wild show page on Facebook Watch and view episodes on mobile, desktop and Facebook's TV apps.
Said Grylls, "This series is a special chance for me to connect with and celebrate some of the many UNSUNG heroes I get to hear about through Facebook - and above all to have an adventure with them. These are the fans that inspire me the most, and it has been so moving to be a part of this journey. Thank you Facebook Watch for helping us pull this off."
Added Electus CEO, Chris Grant, "Bear has always had an incredible ability to meaningfully connect with the audience. We are thrilled to work with Facebook Watch as it allows us to bring his singular brand of adventure to such an amazingly engaged community."
Bear Grylls: Face the Wild is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures (BGV) and Electus. Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman serve as executive producers for Bear Grylls Ventures, with Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Rob Buchta and Justin Dudek executive producing for Electus.
About Electus Electus is a full-service production studio that creates, produces and sells a broad range of scripted and unscripted entertainment and branded content to broadcast, cable and digital/OTT platforms around the world. With talent, production and distribution under one roof, the company's series include THE TOY BOX (ABC), RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS (NBC), JANE THE VIRGIN (The CW), Flaked (Netflix) and DARKNESS (Discovery), as well as HOT DATE (Pop) produced by Electus' Big Breakfast, and via its prodco Notional, the acclaimed CHOPPED franchise for Food. Electus has been a pioneer of developing innovative business models that team prolific brands and commerce partners - including Mattel, Toys "R" Us, Walmart and Procter & Gamble - to create global formats with universal appeal. The company's strategic investment deals include Hudsun Media (The Toy Box, HOUSE OF DVF for E!) and Tim Puntillo's Rio Bravo (Food Fighters for NBC), as well as a majority investment in management and production company Principato Young Entertainment. Electus is an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IAC]. For more information, visit www.electus.com.
About Facebook Watch Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy shows on Facebook. Home to a wide range of shows - from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports - Facebook Watch is a video platform where episodic content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new series based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed here: https://videoapp.fb.com/.