Banijay’s Pineapple Takes Celebrities to the Grand CanyonLeave a Comment
Pineapple Entertainment, part of Banijay Nordic, today announces a new premium reality series for Warner Bros. Discovery, set in one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. The series will air soon in Denmark on Kanal 5 and discovery+.
In Grand Canyon – The Greatest Adventure, a group of celebrities spend 16 days on the adventure of a lifetime, rafting 360 kilometres on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. This spectacular river is not only pristinely beautiful but also one of the most challenging rafting locations in the world.
Helped by adventurer Thor F. Jensen, the Danish A-list cast includes actors Andreas Jessen and Lise Baastrup, high-profile athlete Anne-Marie Rindom and handball champion Jesper Nøddesbo, musician Mohamed “Skinz” Ahmed and TV personality, host, model, actress Ibi Støving. The group must co-operate as they move through an ever-changing environment, learning about the cultural history of the landscape, and working together to establish a daily camp. To succeed, this adventure demands co-operation, inclusiveness, and community.
Kathrine Skjold, Executive Producer at Pineapple Entertainment says: “Grand Canyon is like a non-scripted road movie through one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. The well-known faces are not competing in anyway, they must work together to successfully live off-grid, at the mercy of nature in the grandest scale. This is a rewarding eye-opener for the celebrities, as they embark on a journey where they question their own privileges.”
Ole Rahbek, CEO of Pineapple Entertainment says: “We are delighted that Hou Film came to us, with the idea and access to this fabulous venue, that we turned into a format with cinematic production values showcasing the incredible natural phenomena, making it a perfect high-end series for Warner Bros. Discovery Denmark’s audience, that we at Pineapple Entertainment are proud to produce”
Pil Gundelach Brandstrup, VP Content & Programming, Warner Bros. Discovery Denmark says: “There’s no doubt that Danes enjoy travelling abroad to inspire personal development. In Grand Canyon – The Greatest Adventure, the viewers follow more than just the physical turmoil of the group taking on the elements. They also get to follow the internal journey when they are pushed beyond their limits. This programme is also visually very impressive, immersing the audience in the mighty nature of the majestic Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.”
Pineapple Entertainment produces a wide remit of fun, relevant and powerful content across all platforms. This includes a recent adaptation of the UK format One Night In…, as well as the Zulu Awards, Mormor på Mandejagt (Granny Goes Dating), late-night comedy talk show Natholdet (The Nightshift) hosted by Hadi Ka-koush and long-running reality show, Diamantfamilien (The Diamond Family).