BBC2 has ordered Wilderness with Simon Reeve from The Garden.

In the series, adventurer Simon Reeve journeys to some of  the last great wildernesses “in a bid to unlock their secrets, and experience the natural world at its most beautiful and fragile.”

He will travel to the Pacific Ocean’s spectacular Coral Triangle, Africa’s vast Congo Rainforest, the Kalahari desert, and the landscape of Patagonia and meet “the people who make their homes in the wild, to understand how they live alongside nature, and what we can all do to preserve the planet’s greatest wonders for future generations.”

Sam Bagnall, Executive Producer, Wilderness with Simon Reeve, The Garden says: “For almost two decades, Simon has brought us stories from every corner of the world. This is his most ambitious series yet – brutally tough journeys to some of the most remote regions of the planet. Viewers are going to be treated to incredible characters and awesome landscapes, in some of the last great wildernesses.”

Jack Bootle, BBC Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual added: “Simon’s one of the most intrepid and entertaining adventurers on the planet, this series pushes him to his limits. He’s going further from the beaten track than ever and shining a light on some of our most precious habitats. There couldn’t be a more important time for this spectacular undertaking.”

Wilderness with Simon Reeve is produced for the BBC Two by The Garden, part of ITV Studios. It is written and presented by Simon Reeve, Executive Produced by Sam Bagnall and Series Produced and Directed by Chris Mitchell. It was commissioned by Jack Bootle, BBC Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual and the BBC Commissioning Editor is Tom Coveney, Head of Science.

Jon Creamer

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