National Geographic is bringing back two of its Disney+ originals for second seasons.
The company has renewed Limitless with Chris Hemsworth and A Real Bug’s Life.
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Limitless with Chris Hemsworth premiered in 2022 and follows the Extraction star as he explores secrets of improving our lives.
In season one, Hemsworth pushed the limits of his body and mind to discover how fasting can unlock the body’s anti-aging power, how to manage stress so it doesn’t kill you, and how exposure to extreme temperatures can trigger our bodies’ own defenses against the killer diseases of old age, all in a quest to live a longer, healthier life.
In the second season, he travels through Nepal, Italy, Australia, and the United Kingdom in four more challenges.
It comes from Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root’s Nutopia. The pair exec produce alongside Hemsworth as well as Ari Handel, Tom Watt-Smith, Ben Grayson, Brandon Hill, Bengt Anderson and Simon Raikes.
“Working on Limitless was an eye-opening experience that allowed me to reflect on my strengths, vulnerabilities and all the ways in which we as humans can plan toward longevity,” said Hemsworth. “For this next season, we are attempting to raise the bar and go even deeper in this exploration alongside health and wellness experts from around the globe.”
Meanwhile, A Real Bug’s Life premiered last month. The series is narrated by Awkwafina and is inspired by the Pixar movie. The series will follow a new cast of insects including femme fatale firefly, bachelor luna moth, a real-life assassin bug and the botany bay weevil.
The five-episode series will launch on the streamer in the fall.
The series is produced by Plimsoll Productions with Martha Holmes, Grant Mansfield, Tom Hugh-Jones, Justine Schmidt and Pamela Caragol exec producing.
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