The Triumph Return of Bear Grylls

This article is from Issue 63: May/June 2013

The reality star who has shown audiences how to do anything—and by anything, we quite literally mean anything—to survive in the wild is returning to TV with two new shows. The first, Bear Grylls: Ultimate Survivor, reunites the survival expert with the Discovery Channel, the network behind the series that first introduced Grylls to American audiences in 2006 with Man vs. Wild. On the show, which will air on international channels, Grylls re-enacts real-life disaster scenarios as told by the people who lived them. But these aren’t exactly it-could-happen-to-anyone situations.