Bear Grylls To Open ‘Man vs. Wild’ with Jake Gyllenhaal

by | June 21, 2011 at 11:54 AM | Man vs. Wild, TV News

Bear Grylls is kicking off a new season of “Man vs. Wild” by bringing along a companion – actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The fit actor and Oscar nominee accompanies Grylls on a two-day journey to remote Iceland, where they have to survive in an unforgiving landscape of mountains, glaciers, and some of Europe’s most active volcanoes. “For me, it’s all about discovery,” said Gyllenhaal, who received high marks from TV’s master survivalist. “The wild is always very revealing – not only physically but mentally,” said Gryllas. “You’ve got to smile when it’s driving horizontal hail and be able to face your fears and just get on and do it — and on both of those accounts, Jake came up strong.”

Six new episodes of “Man vs. Wild” begin Monday, July 11, on Discovery, with Bear’s adventures taking him to other remote parts of Iceland in blizzard conditions, New Zealand’s South and North Islands, and the Utah badlands. A special compilation episode will mix never-before-seen challenges and behind the scenes from the season. Set your DVR from xfinityTV.com by clicking here


Watch a video of Grylls in action