Amazon’s streaming platform has just released the trailer for a new show hosted by Bear Grylls (yes, the same man we saw eating insects and surviving in the jungle for a week). It’s ‘World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji,’ a 10-episode series produced by Mark Burnett that focuses on an 11-day race in a row involving 60 teams from 30 different countries.
This adventure will arrive at Amazon Prime Video on August 14th. The premiere will be simultaneous in more than 200 countries, so it is very unlikely that anyone will miss the show.
The original Amazon production was filmed last fall in Fiji when some 330 competitors had to cross hundreds of miles of Fijian terrain through the jungle, mountain, and sea to win the race.
As challenging as it sounds to compete among 60 teams, the least of the participants’ concerns is their opponents’ performance. The hard part is the 671 km course that separates the starting point from the finish line. In the background, ‘World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji’ is a show that portrays endurance and human will. We will see people from all corners of the world come together to compete and overcome the most unexpected and incredible obstacles.
The series is the result of a partnership between MGM Television and Amazon Studios. Bear Grylls is both host and executive producer. As Executive Producer, he is joined by Lisa Hennessy, Mark Burnett, Eric Van Wagenen, Barry Poznick, and Delbert Shoopman.