National Geographic TV show, ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls,’ lands in Wyoming
Episodes to premiere July 9 and August 27, feature Bradley Cooper, Tatiana Maslany
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming wildlife is about to make another appearance on national TV.
National Geographic’s TV show, “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge,” is set to debut two episodes set in Wyoming.
The first episode will premiere Sunday, July 9 at 7 p.m. and guest stars Bradley Cooper as he and Grylls take on the rugged canyons of the Wyoming Basin.
Bear teaches Bradley mountaineering rope skills to traverse a series of towering ravines and how to use a grappling hook gun, while the two spend one night hanging on the side of a cliff and endure a harsh winter snowstorm.
The following episode will air Sunday, August 27 with guest star Tatiana Maslany who will be trudging with Grylls into the Laramie Mountains. Bear challenges Tatiana to conquer massive cliff rappels, menacingly icy cliffs, and a zero-degree cold shock to the body.
Film Casper, a division of Visit Casper, recently hosted the filming of the two episodes.
“We were thrilled to be able to assist with the filming of these high-caliber episodes,” said Tyler Daugherty, CEO of Visit Casper. “These types of projects allow us to showcase our region in a new way, while also introducing Central Wyoming to a national audience. Our partners truly helped bring these projects to life and we thank them for their continued support.”
Film Casper works with production companies to secure locations and local resources for film, television, documentaries, museums and advertising. For this project, Film Casper partnered with Peak Rescue and Tracked Outdoors, as well as landowners and other partners.
If anyone in the public would like their property included as a potential location in the Film Casper database, those interested can list their location. If interested in being listed as a crew member or a business that can supply rentals, hotel rooms, hardware supplies, catering or anything a production might need, it can be listed as a resource here.
For more information about Film Casper, visit www.visitcasper.com/film.
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