A new season of Naked and Afraid, Discovery Channel’s top series, premieres Oct. 4 and is returning to the composition that made it the No. 1 unscripted series on cable TV. After a summertime all-star adventure — Naked and Afraid XL — where 12 former contestants tried to survive in Colombia for 40 days, Naked and Afraid has returned to its familiar 2-person, 21-day format.
Each week on Naked and Afraid, a new pair of strangers — one man and one woman — are stranded in a remote and exotic environment. The duo’s members are both survival experts, but they must begin the ordeal without wood, water … or clothes. Each has a primitive survival tool and they must work together to survive for 21 days before completing an extraction challenge that leads to the completion of their challenge and their rescue.
In past seasons, participants have endured monsoons, injuries, illnesses and difficult partners in locations ranging from the Peruvian Amazon, to Brazilian sand dunes to Indian highlands. The press release from Discovery teases, “This season, survivalists will be stranded all over the world, from Panama to Namibia, Belize to Thailand. Add in elephants, venomous snakes, skunks, tarantulas, killer bees, hippos, boa constrictors and mosquitoes that will just not quit … and you’ve got the toughest and most challenging season of Naked and Afraid to date.”
I’m so glad to get back to meeting new participants each week; It’s fun to watch people reinvent the wheel by making fire and building different shelters every week.Which of this season’s perils has you the most concerned? What’s got you excited?
Naked and Afraid > Discovery > Sundays at 10pm ET beginning Oct. 4