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YouTube Lines Up Adventure Competition Series


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YouTube has ordered Ultimate Expedition, a new adventure competition show presented by YouTube sensation Jukka Hildén (The Dudesons).

Ultimate Expedition looks on as eight celebrities with no previous climbing experience take on Peru’s Mount Tocllaraju. The ten-part series is being produced by Rabbit Films. It will debut exclusively on YouTube Red next year.

“We’re excited to work with Jukka Hildén and Rabbit Films to bring a fresh twist to this reality competition series,” said Susanne Daniels, the global head of original content at YouTube. “Viewers love to see their favorite YouTube stars in unique settings, and Ultimate Expedition will stretch the cast far beyond their comfort zones in new and unexpected ways. The audience will get to experience the climb by not only watching the series, but through the personal journeys each star will share on their YouTube channels—keeping fans connected each grueling step of the way.”

“The stakes are high and the risk is even higher, but everyone has an inner drive and motivation to summit the mountain both physically and metaphorically speaking,” added Jukka Hildén, Rabbit Films USA’s president. “There are no second chances. You gotta leave it all on the field. Because here, you’re competing against the greatest adversary of them all—yourself. Here is where true heroes are made.”



About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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