National Geographic has given the greenlight to a new nonfiction series with adventurer and travel blogger Jeff Jenkins.
Here are additional details about the series:
UNTITLED JEFF JENKINS PROJECT (Hit + Run)– Travel blogger and influencer Jeff Jenkins didn’t even step foot on a plane until he was 20 years old, but ever since, he’s been embarking on an epic global odyssey seeking out destinations and adventures way outside his comfort zone. Guided by his philosophy that “life begins where your comfort zone ends,” Jeff will spend one week completing one epic adventure he never thought he could do and would scare most people. Along the way, experiencing out-of-the-box cultural experiences, Jeff will cross paths with larger-than-life-locals, sharing every awe-inspiring adventure with viewers.
For Hit+Run, Rob Shaftel and Jon Kroll are executive producers. For National Geographic, Sean D. Johnson is executive producer, Bengt Anderson is vice president of production, and Alan Eyres is senior vice president of production and development.
In addition to the untitled Jeff Jenkins project, National Geographic announced 5 other nonfiction series including Dance The World With Derek Hough, a series which takes viewers on a global cultural journey of the origins of some of the most popular dance styles; Restaurants At The End Of The World, hosted by chef and entrepreneur Kristen Kish; Farming Is Life, with urban gardener and influencer Indy Srinath; Extraordinary Birder, hosted by lifelong birder Christian Cooper, and Science Fair: The Series, from the directors and producers of the Emmy-winning documentary film Science Fair, featuring high school competitors of a global science fair competition.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with this exciting new ensemble of National Geographic storytellers, sharing their captivating journeys with fans all around the world,” said National Geographic Content President Courteney Monroe. “Whether its exploring Derek’s passion for dance on a global scale, traveling with Kristen on culinary adventures in remote locales or simply being awed by the infectious enthusiasm of our Science Fair kids, all of these new shows represent the very best of National Geographic and our desire to ignite people’s curiosity in our world.”
The new series will premiere on one of National Geographic’s linear channels or on Disney+, with all eventually landing permanently at Disney+ under the National Geographic brand tile.