Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid XL will return for a second season on Sunday, July 10. This season, 12 former Naked and Afraid contestants will attempt to survive in the South African bush for 40 days.
The series released a heavily pixilated photo, so we’ll have to play “Match the tattoo” to past participants. Whose body do you recognize? Who do you hope will make the Season 2 cast? Who don’t you want to see again?
The release from Discovery mentions that while filming the series, the XL crew endured cases of tick-bite fever, spitting cobras in crew quarters, and close encounters with territorial wild lions. But whether any of that drama will play out on-camera is yet to be seen…
The release also says, “Stranded in the remote, hostile badlands of South Africa, the survivalists must all vie for the same limited food, water and shelter, while avoiding ferocious predators such as lions, leopards, and hyenas. They must endure starvation, punishing heat…and each other. Will they band together or fracture into smaller groups to survive? In a challenge this big – will they be mentally and physically strong enough to master the environment and make it out alive?”
Over the next four weeks, Discovery will reveal three survivalists taking on the XL challenge during new Naked and Afraid episodes.