Three new reality programs with a survival and adventure angle are in the pipeline for National Geographic Channel for next year.
Variety reports that the cable channel is planning 2015 premieres for “The Raft,” “Remote Survival” and “The Watch.”
Said Tim Pastore, president of original programming and production for Nat Geo: “We’re working with trusted partners, taking risks and breaking new ground in showcasing diverse and fearless human stories. Our audience continues to look to us for original, authentic and unexpected programming that embodies a sense of exploration and fortitude that is inherent of the National Geographic legacy, and these new series represent our continued effort to find new ways to bring these stories to our viewers.”
Set to roll out in spring is “The Raft,” from Brian Catalina Entertainment in association with Electus, LLC, which “will follow two pairs of strangers as they are dropped in a life raft in the ocean, miles away from land. The pairs will be left on their own for six days with a goal of surviving off of limited supplies and reaching land before their time is up,” the story reports.
Eyeworks USA’s “Remote Survival” is due in winter 2015. The story reports that the series “will leave individuals in the wilderness with nothing but the help of a survivalist watching from a remote location, who will try to guide them through the challenges of the landscape to get them out alive.”
From National Geographic Studios comes “The Watch,” due up in spring 2015. The show tracks people who have opted to live in solitude as they deal with natural threats.