National Geographic Channel has ordered a six-part series Survive The Tribe from UK production house Icon Films. The series, which explores survival techniques of ancient tribes through a series of challenges in hostile locations, will premiere in the U.S. and UK in July, with debuts in other markets later this year. Survive The Tribe tracks wilderness guide and survival instructor Hazen Audel as he journeys to some of the world’s most inhospitable places, attempting survival skills that have kept tribal people alive against the odds for thousands of years. He has a week to study skills refined over centuries, and mastered over a lifetime. In the Kalahari Desert, for instance, he joins an elite group of San Bushmen, hunting for game with bows and poison arrows. And, embarking on an Inuit crash course in Arctic Canada, Hazen must harvest for food beneath shifting sea ice while braving a barren landscape. Harry Marshall, Creative Director for Icon Films, said the series combines “classic content” with “innovative production values and storytelling,” adding that Audel “is is a breath of fresh air blowing through and celebrating the timeless tribal world.”
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