The series from Leftfield Pictures showcases competitors pushed beyond their limits in the ultimate test of strength, human spirit and teamwork. Season 2 is currently casting. The series is looking for everyday individuals who have overcome great odds and are ready to confront their next challenge, according to Fox.
The first season of American Grit saw a group of 16 contestants driven to the brink, as they faced increasingly difficult challenges. The teams were led by elite former military mentors, known as “the cadre.” The only way to leave the competition was to give up and ring out, and in the end, one woman and one man were left standing, splitting a half million dollar grand prize. During the season, Cena launched the #ShowYourGrit social campaign, encouraging fans to share how they challenge themselves, persevere and work together to achieve a goal. The hashtag drew more than 35 million impressions.
American Grit is produced by Leftfield Pictures and executive-produced by David George, Brent Montgomery, Adam Sher, Will Nothacker and Simon Thomas. Cena also serves as executive producer.