Human Playground

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  • TV-MA
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (541)

"Play has evolved from our fight to survive. If we didn't play, we would not be who we are today," says narrator Idris Elba, who guides this global deep dive into ancient rituals, rites of passage and traditional games that have shaped how humans play.

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Seasons
Big Business
6. Big Business
September 30, 2022
A popular combat sport in Senegal provides a payday for many, while technology gives rise to games that rake in millions for players and gamblers alike.
God's Playground
5. God's Playground
September 30, 2022
From mountaineering in the face of death to a game for a fruitful harvest, sports are spiritual experiences for those seeking signs from a higher power.
In Pursuit of Perfection
4. In Pursuit of Perfection
September 30, 2022
A surfer sets out to ride a massive wave. A diver attempts a deadly plunge. A female racer in Palestine and a wheelchair bodybuilder create spectacles.
Rites of Passage
3. Rites of Passage
September 30, 2022
Young men in Madagascar grapple with a zebu to enter adulthood as boys elsewhere try to master Kung Fu, sumo wrestling and reindeer racing.
An Ancient Ritual
2. An Ancient Ritual
September 30, 2022
From a ritual war game to a nomadic hunting tradition, tests of bravery, skill and strength are fueled by the needs for food, survival and glory.
Breaking the Pain Barrier
1. Breaking the Pain Barrier
September 30, 2022
No pain, no gain: A marathon in the desert, bullfighting, a brutal bicycle race and ice swimming push people to the brink, mentally and physically.
Description

"Play has evolved from our fight to survive. If we didn't play, we would not be who we are today," says narrator Idris Elba, who guides this global deep dive into ancient rituals, rites of passage and traditional games that have shaped how humans play. Human Playground is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on September 30, 2022.

Where to Watch Human Playground

Human Playground is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Human Playground on demand at Netflix.

  • Premiere Date
    September 30, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (541)