TVtype: Oklahoma’s James Marsden goes “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” on NBC
Oklahoma native James Marsden is trading playing romantic leads and starring in fierce film dramas to run wild with Bear Grylls.
Marsden, who was born in Stillwater, joins Kate Hudson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Winslet, Drew Brees, Ed Helms and Michelle Rodriguez who put their lives in the hands of adventurer and television host Bear Grylls on NBC’s summer series “Running Wild With Bear Grylls.”
Each of the celebrities will spend 48 hours with Grylls on an adventure they reportedly won’t forget.
“It has been such a privilege to adventure alongside these iconic men and women — and this season has made for some unforgettable journeys,” Grylls said in a statement. “The excitement of being dropped into uncharted territory and tackling the wilderness head-on, in the way we do, can be both daunting and very draining, but it is also very empowering when we finally make it out in one piece. Along the way we get to see the stars we love in a totally authentic way as they face a few demons and come through it stronger. And that’s the beating heart of ‘Running Wild.’”
No word yet on when Marsden’s episode will air or where Grylls takes the award-winning actor, who will star in HBO’s series “Westworld,” for his adventure.
The reality series returns for its second season at 9 p.m. July 13. on NBC, channel 2, cable 1002.
Here’s the preview trailer plus a video, shot last fall, Marsden in which talks about his dream job and more.