BBC Orders Two Simon Reeve Series


BBC has commissioned more Wilderness with Simon Reeve and the brand-new Scandinavia with Simon Reeve (w.t.) for broadcast on BBC Two and iPlayer.

Following Wilderness with Simon Reeve‘s initial success, BBC Factual has greenlit a second season of four episodes. Scandinavia with Simon Reeve, which will explore the secrets and beauty of the region, is set to air in spring 2025.

Tom Coveney, head of commissioning for science at BBC, said: “I can’t wait to see more of Simon’s intrepid adventures to some of our planet’s most precious wildernesses. His unique ability to connect with people all over the world, and to uncover what’s really going on in its most remote corners, will no doubt deliver another joyful and thought-provoking series.”

Joanna Carr, news controller for long-form commissioning at BBC, commented: “Simon is incredibly skillful at uncovering a different side to the places he visits and showing us people and cultures in a fresh light. I am excited to see what his adventures in this spectacular and fascinating region will reveal.”

Reeve stated: “I’m delighted to be making these series, and I’m really confident both will deliver surprises and a good few thrills.

“Scandinavia is vast, rugged and one of the most beautiful regions on the planet. It’s much more than just flat-pack furniture, reliable cars and candles. I know we’ll find situations, people, landscapes and facts that make my jaw drop.”

Reeve added, “I’m chuffed to bits and of course also more than a little daunted by the chance to trek and travel across more Wilderness areas around the planet. Filming the first series was draining and perilous, and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of challenges in the second series.

“Traveling to wilderness areas is one of the great honors of my life, and I know for certain the next adventures will offer immense joy, wonder and encounters with wildlife and other people that I’ll remember forever. I really hope that the second series of Wilderness helps to remind viewers that our planet is still home to vast wild areas of spectacular beauty—they do still exist!”