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About Naked and Afraid
Several pairs of total strangers have to survive the extreme environment and dangerous wildlife of the wilderness, naked and afraid.
Discovery Channel takes the ubiquitous survival show theme to the next level by stripping it to its bare essentials. In “Naked and Afraid,” complete strangers — usually a man and a woman — meet in a very unique way: They’re stranded in a dangerous, desolate location, without food or water, and they’re completely naked. Each episode follows the adventurers as they attempt to survive on their own with nothing but a personal item and the knowledge that the only prize is their pride and sense of accomplishment. Because there is no other choice, competitors quickly get to know one another — and their surroundings — and hope that their instincts, survival skills and intestinal fortitude serve them well.
After spending years training and mastering skills of both physical and mental endurance, this summer, the toughest adventure-seekers in the world will leave the comforts of home and be dropped into the wildest survival challenge of their lives. From the dense rainforests of Ecuador, to the deadly plains of South Africa, survivalists will travel across the globe for the ultimate test of human endurance – surviving 21 days without clothes, food, or water. Their skills, willpower and determination will be tested like never before to fortify shelter, hunt and gather resources, and secure drinking water for the chance to prove they have what it takes to complete this adventure of a lifetime. But will they make it to the end?
An all-new season of NAKED AND AFRAID premieres Sunday, August 1 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #NakedandAfraid and follow NAKED AND AFRAID on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates.
This season, newcomers, fans and veterans are taking on some of the most hostile environments known to man and come face-to-face with deadly predators, such as territorial baboons, aggressive water buffalo, caiman, jaguars, snakes, and poisonous bullet ants. All-stars Fernando Calderon & Dani Beauchemin return to a rainforest in Ecuador where they attempt to hunt for piranha with their bare hands, while a threesome pairing of two men and one woman will risk their lives in order to find food by scaling massive waterfall cliffs down to a beach. And for the first time, four survivalists from different countries will come together in South Africa for the ultimate international challenge – USA versus the World.
In a challenge where you can bring nothing and must give your everything, these survivalists must overcome extreme tests of both mental and physical fitness in a battle between mankind and Mother Nature in its most primitive form.
NAKED AND AFRAID is produced for Discovery by Renegade 83, an eOne company; David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe, and Mathilde Bittner are executive producers. Rachel Maguire is Co-Executive Producer. For Discovery, Michael Gara and Gretchen Morning are executive producers and Greg Wolf is coordinating producer.
Last episode of Naked and Afraid on Discovery Channel aired on April 18, 2021.