After recently stating they’ll be “doubling down” on interactive content, streaming giant Netflix have announced their next interactive series. And it may not be what you were expecting.
Netflix is set to launch a live action, reality TV interactive series called You Vs. Wild, starring Bear Grylls next month. The series was announced at the Netflix Labs 2019, at a press event, in Los Angeles on Monday.
Viewers will join Man Vs. Wild famed survival expert Grylls on the new eight-episode adventure, and will decide what he eats, encounters, and experiences on the show, which will go live April 10.
Amid dense jungles, rocky mountains, hot deserts, and mysterious forests, viewers will choice whether or not Grylls succeeds in his survival attempts. Each episode features an interactive experience with multiple choices, where a user may direct the course of the story.
Grylls said in a statement: “I’m so proud to deliver this first-of-its-kind live-action interactive series, really giving viewers an all access pass to explore the world and its landscapes in my boots. The stakes are high in this one.”
The show will be directed by Ben Simms.
Todd Yellin, Vice President, Product, Netflix, stressed on the flexibility for innovation that the streaming platform offers, and how it has opened up space for experimentation.
In an interactive series, it becomes vital to know how often to have choice points and what are the questions to ask, Yellin said.
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