Chris Hemsworth Sets Nat Geo First-Look Deal Through New Production Company
Chris Hemsworth, along with producing partner Ben Grayson, have announced the launch of Wild State, their new multiplatform production company.
In addition, Wild State will enter into a first-look deal with National Geographic, which will include the development of all unscripted projects in the areas of adventure, exploration, travel and science for all of the network’s platforms and National Geographic-produced Disney+ Originals. The newly-formed production company has several properties ready to go out to market across unscripted, scripted and brand projects.
“As lifelong fans of National Geographic, we are thrilled to be able to continue and deepen our partnership with them along with the entire Disney+ platform,” said Hemsworth and Grayson. “Wild State is dedicated to generating immersive narratives that both entertain and shine a light on important issues around the globe. We’re grateful for the opportunity to tell highly impactful, important stories in the unscripted space backed by the support of the premier global conservation and environmental brand in Nat Geo.”
The unscripted development deal with Wild State comes ahead of “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth,” the upcoming Disney+ Original series from National Geographic set to premiere later this year. The six-episode series was created by Darren Aronofsky and hails from his production company Protozoa, Jane Root’s Nutopia and Wild State.
“Chris and Ben have been exceptional partners to work with, dedicated to creating and producing the most gripping unscripted programming,” said Tom McDonald, executive vice president of Global Factual and Unscripted Programming for National Geographic Content. “We’re thrilled to be entering into this long-term partnership with Wild State and can’t wait to build the next generation of blockbuster factual content with them.”
Hemsworth is currently filming “Furiosa” with director George Miller, and also stars and produces on the upcoming “Extraction 2,” with Grayson serving as executive producer on the latter. Hemsworth also recently reprised his popular Thor Odinson character in July’s “Thor: Love and Thunder”.
Hemsworth is repped by CAA and Greenberg Glusker. Grayson is repped by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman LLP. CAA and Greenberg Glusker brokered the deal.
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