Discovery commissions Ed Stafford survival series Left For Dead

Discovery commissions Ed Stafford survival series Left For Dead

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Discovery Networks International has announced new survival series Ed Stafford: Left For Dead.

Ed Stafford: Left For Dead is the latest survival show from explorer and presenter Ed Stafford.

The new series, which will premiere this autumn, sees Stafford battling extreme environments around the world - think subtropical forests, dry deserts and uninhabited mountains.

Stafford has quite literally been dropped in the wilderness with a camera and no survival kit and has just 10 days to reach human civilisation. With nothing but his wit and will about him, he must rely solely on his survival instincts.

Last year, Stafford spoke at an RTS Futures event on the dangers, difficulty and courage it takes to survive in the wilderness and to self-shoot his experiences along the way.

Discovery has also commissioned Men of Iron (w/t), a documentary series that follows the journey of a group of amputees determined to conquer any obstacle in their path. 

Micky Yule, Mike Goody and Will Swift have overcome the loss of limbs to take on physical challenges with determination.

The guys set to work supersizing their abilities using the latest technology, in preparation to take on skeleton, a highly dangerous sport, where they will compete against each other and Olympic medalist Martins Dukurs.

This will be the first time a double amputee has challenged an able-bodied world champion skeleton athlete. They will test how far the rules can be stretched to level the playing field between able-bodied and para-athletes.

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Discovery Networks International has announced new survival series Ed Stafford: Left For Dead.