HBO Partners With Teton Gravity Research for ‘Edge Of The Earth’ Adventure Show

HBO launched an outdoor adventure series following pro athletes with big objectives in Alaska, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, and South Africa.

Starting July 12, EDGE OF THE EARTH will offer four docu-series on HBO with direction from Teton Gravity Research. New episodes will be released every Tuesday on HBO Max.

The first episode features snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Elena Hight and skier Griffin Post exploring Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. The second documentary follows kayakers Ben Stookesberry, Nouria Newman, and Erik Boomer. They race down a raging river in Ecuador’s Llanganates National Park.

Climbers Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger attempt a free climb of a difficult mountain in Kyrgyzstan in episode three. The final episode focuses on surfers Ian Walsh and Grant “Twiggy” Baker attempting huge waves in South Africa.

“Taking place around the globe, within awe-inspiring, undiscovered realms of nature, each installment features a different team of adventurers journeying into the wild to take on incredible endeavors of physical prowess and mental fortitude,” HBO wrote in its announcement.

Outdoor adventure films have become increasingly popular in recent years. The Oscar-winning “Free Solo” represents a watershed moment for the industry. Since then, other films like Nirmal Purja’s “14 Peaks” on Netflix and Sender Film’s “The Alpinist” have shown that there’s an audience hungry for more outdoor adventure.

The new series from HBO promises more of the awe-inspiring photography in remote locations that viewers have come to expect from the genre. It also explores the “marvels of nature’s fierce beauty amidst the present-day risks of climate change, deforestation, and the perils of human industry,” HBO said.

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