Netflix has announced its subsequent broad interactive memoir — a impart-your-adventure TV series called You vs. Wild (emphasis on the “adventure” allotment, here), starring Undergo Grylls, the survival TV persona pleasant identified for his Discovery Channel series Man vs. Wild, by technique of Diversity.
The eight-episode expose became once announced at Netflix’s press match in Los Angeles and might possibly well possibly let viewers apply alongside with Grylls on adventures around the field as he tries to continue to exist the broad outdoors. The twist is that viewers will likely be in a situation to impart Grylls’ choices in each episode and watch how they play out (presumably in a secure formulation that doesn’t involve Grylls failing to continue to exist within the wasteland must silent users impart poorly). Requested jokingly whether viewers also can accumulate picks that might possibly well possibly break Undergo Grylls, Netflix Vice President of Fashioned Sequence Cindy Holland laughed and mentioned she doesn’t request You Vs. Wild to be as “dim” as Netflix’s previous interactive project, Dark Replicate: Bandersnatch.
You vs. Wild marks the 2nd interactive live-stream project from Netflix, following Dark Replicate: Bandersnatch, which took the receive by storm last frosty weather. Netflix had also previous dabbled with interactive reveals with interesting series cherish Puss in Ebook: Trapped in an Myth Story and a Minecraft expose with Telltale Video games, but these live-stream endeavors report worthy bigger, extra pricey, and better-profile projects for the corporate.
And on condition that Netflix product VP Todd Yellin commented last week that the corporate became once “doubling down” on interactive storytelling, odds are that You vs. Wild will pleasant mark the origin of the corporate’s interactive media ambitions.
Update March 18th, 2:55pm: Added extra comments from Netflix VP Cindy Holland.