Travel+Escape in Canada has commissioned a new series from Survivorman’s Les Stroud.
The Blue Ant Media-owned channel has okayed Survivorman 10 Days, which will see the outdoorsman fend for himself in the wild for three days longer than in his original series.
The initial eight-episode run, from Les Stroud Productions, is slated to air in 2014.
The original 28×60′ series ran on broadcasters including Canada’s OLN and Discovery Channel in the US, leading to spin-off and related projects including Survive This! and Les Stroud Beyond Survival.
“His rugged determination, ability to harness resources and willingness to do anything to survive will fascinate and entertain our Travel+Escape audiences,” said Marcia Martin, senior VP of original content at Blue Ant.