The world’s largest river, TV’s wildest adventure
Each season of Welcome to the Wild takes place in a new destination. The location is a leading character in the series and dictates the themes, adventures and challenges the contestants will come across during their wild obstacle course. Each destination will be rich with wildlife, tribes, mythology and history.
The first season of Welcome to the Wild, which takes place in the Amazon, sees 18 contestants enter the world’s largest and most extreme jungle, to undergo a cross river competition, each one determined to be the first to emerge on the other side as the winner. During this wild adventure, they will face a thrilling obstacle course along the banks of the mighty Amazon River. They will not only discover the great beauty and danger of the terrain, its fascinating lost tribes and cultures – but also, ultimately, themselves.
Divided into three teams, the group descends on the vast jungle, primed to begin a race along an intricately mapped route. In each leg of the race, a challenge inspired by the ancient culture of a different hidden tribe reveals itself. The teams aim to get to the end point of the day’s journey as swiftly as possible to avoid losing a member in a duel the following morning.
The jungle cannot be crossed alone – at each stage of their race the team must expend themselves physically and mentally to stay ahead of their rivals and find the courage they need to complete the grueling, surprising and at times mystical challenges they face. On the way they will encounter the Amazonian way of life and its ecosystem, overcoming their fears of a world which is, in many ways, a million miles from life as they know it.
The teams weave in and out of the jungle along the path of the almighty river, aiming to outrun each other and send the maximum number of contestants through to the final, where they suddenly become individual players, pitted against their former teammates.
Welcome to the Wild: Amazon is an enriching television experience which is fun and exciting for the entire family. In each season we will encounter a new and thrilling exotic territory, which exposes man’s vulnerability in the face of nature, miles from civilization. As our inexperienced western contestants attempt to get to grips with the challenges of untouched jungle life, the show provides inevitable laugh out loud moments. We witness the contestants’ fears, adventures, romances and transformations as they discover ancient traditions, and in the process find themselves.
Next Season: Himalaya.