Hostile Planet

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 8.3  (921)

Hostile Planet is a six-part documentary series that takes viewers on a stunning journey to some of the world's harshest environments. The show premiered on National Geographic in 2019 and is hosted by adventurer and survival expert Bear Grylls. Along with Grylls, the series features stunning footage captured by a team of experts, including cinematographer and director of photography Cong Liu.

The series explores six of the world's most dangerous and unique habitats, where animals have had to adapt and evolve to survive. These environments include the arctic, grasslands, jungles, deserts, mountains, and oceans. Through breathtaking footage, viewers get an up-close look at the incredible creatures that inhabit these wild and unforgiving landscapes.

Each episode of Hostile Planet focuses on a different habitat, showcasing the creatures and the unique strategies they use to survive. Grylls and Liu take viewers on a journey to some of the world's most remote and extreme locations to witness the incredible resilience of animals in the face of adversity.

In the episode titled "Arctic," audiences get an intimate look at the animals that call the frozen landscape home. From polar bears and narwhals to the smallest of creatures living beneath the ice, the series showcases the incredible adaptations these animals have made to survive in a place where temperatures dip to -60 degrees Fahrenheit.

The episode "Grasslands" takes viewers to the vast plains of Africa, where massive herds of wildebeest and zebras must contend with predators and harsh weather conditions. Grylls and Liu show the importance of teamwork and the struggle of competing for limited resources as they observe the annual migration of these animals.

In "Jungles," the series takes a closer look at the lush and diverse ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest. Grylls and Liu venture deep into the jungle to discover some of the most elusive and fascinating creatures on Earth, including jaguars, creepy crawlies, and colorful birds.

The "Deserts" episode showcases some of the most unforgiving environments on the planet. Grylls and Liu highlight the remarkable adaptations of animals such as camels, lizards, and kangaroos, which can survive for weeks without water.

In "Mountains," the show explores the breathtaking landscapes of towering peaks and delicate ecosystems. Grylls and Liu follow animals such as snow leopards, mountain goats, and stags, revealing the challenges they face in adapting to life in thin air and extreme temperatures.

Finally, the "Oceans" episode takes viewers on a journey to the depths of the ocean, where incredible creatures lurk in the darkness. Grylls and Liu explore the challenges faced by animals such as sharks, whales, and deep-sea creatures and shine a light on the impact humans have on these fragile ecosystems.

Throughout Hostile Planet, Grylls and Liu provide insightful commentary on the incredible creatures they encounter and the challenges they face. With stunning cinematography and breathtaking landscapes, the series showcases the beauty and resilience of nature in the face of adversity.

Hostile Planet is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on April 1, 2019.

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6. Polar
May 6, 2019
The frozen poles are home to the planet's ultimate survivalists, including polar bears, penguins and Arctic wolves; their world is changing fast -- breaking apart under their feet -- and their resilience will be tested beyond the extreme.
5. Deserts
April 29, 2019
Deserts are getting even hotter, drier and bigger, yet a host of remarkable animals still survive in the harshest of conditions, including cunning hyenas, pint-sized meerkats and sand-dwelling spiders.
4. Jungles
April 22, 2019
Jungles comprise the most diverse habitats on Earth in which only the most resilient species triumph; the fiercest jungle species include jaguars, caimans, gibbons, orangutans, spectral tarsiers, hummingbirds, and parasites.
3. Grasslands
April 15, 2019
An epic bison hunt gets up close and personal.
2. Oceans
April 8, 2019
Dive beneath the surface of Earth's oceans to discover animals as they fight to adapt.
1. Mountains
April 1, 2019
The highest mountains on Earth are home to snow leopards, golden eagles, mountain goats, barnacle goslings and gelada monkeys. But only the toughest can endure the extreme weather, scarce food and limited oxygen on these peaks. Using new technology to showcase never-before-filmed animal behavior, Hostile Planet provides unique access to one of the most extreme environments on the planet.
Where to Watch Hostile Planet
Hostile Planet is available for streaming on the National Geographic (US) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hostile Planet on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 1, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (921)