No Way Back Set for U.S. with Bear Grylls


Talpa Studios has teamed up with Bunim/Murray Productions and The Natural Studios to bring the new adventure reality show No Way Back to the U.S., led by Bear Grylls.

The adventure reality show originally premiered on SBS6 in the Netherlands, with a market share peak of 17.3 percent among the key demographic of 25 to 59. In the U.S. treatment, former British SAS trooper Grylls takes on the leading role and encourages the 16 diverse contestants to grow and surpass their own expectations as they navigate unique challenges.

Grylls said: “No Way Back is a proven phenomenon, and it’s easy to see why. You mix adventure, hard cash and even harder decision-making under pressure, and you have the ingredients for drama. I’m excited and proud to be bringing this show to new territories and reminding global audiences that the wild takes away, but it also rewards…Get ready for the adventure!”

Julie Pizzi, president of Bunim/ Murray, added: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with John and the team at Talpa Studios on No Way Back, which clearly resonated with Dutch viewers right out of the gate, and we expect it to do likewise here in the U.S., especially with someone as experienced in adventure as Bear Grylls onboard.”

John de Mol, owner of Talpa Studios, said: “Following the introduction of two successful quiz show formats in the U.S., we are excited to now bring No Way Back, our new adventure reality format, to the world’s most significant TV market. With No Way Back, we are introducing a pioneering format to the global stage, underscored by our collaboration with Bear Grylls, an international phenomenon in the world of survival. Bear’s involvement, given his vast experience and the groundbreaking shows he has led, elevates this format to new heights, promising an unparalleled adventure for both participants and viewers.”

Bunim/Murray Productions and The Natural Studios recently produced I Survived Bear Grylls for TBS in the U.S.