Nat Geo Slates for Sharkfest


National Geographic has unveiled the new content for this year’s annual Sharkfest, kicking off on June 30 with a special featuring Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier).

The hour-long Shark Beach with Anthony Mackie: Gulf Coast sees Mackie, who also serves as executive producer, navigate the waters of his hometown in New Orleans with scientists and local fishermen to uncover what can be done to help the ecosystem.

Following that, swimmer and shark advocate Ross Edgley will attempt to pit his mind and body against four of the most formidable sharks in the ocean in Shark vs. Ross Edgley.

More programming includes Baby Sharks in the City, which explores a newly discovered great white shark nursery off the coast of New York City, and Shark Attack 360, which unravels in forensic detail why sharks attack.

Attack of the Red Sea Sharks investigates a recent spike of deadly attacks in Egypt; Sharks Gone Viral dishes out the fun as comedians and experts dive into the frenzy of the world’s most viral shark videos; and Supersized Sharks sees biggest tiger sharks on Earth dominating the shores of Australia.

In addition to airing and streaming on Nat Geo, Disney+, Hulu, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo Mundo and ESPN2, Sharkfest programming will also air and stream across multiple Disney platforms, including a FAST pop-up channel on ABC and Nat Geo apps, featuring a loop of content from years past.