11 October 2013

Casting Call: Adventurous Astronomers Sought for "Enter the Wild"

Richard Fienberg

Richard Fienberg American Astronomical Society

Travis Eilerson, a casting director working with the production company @radical.media, is casting the first season of "Enter the Wild," a documentary series for the Esquire cable TV network. In the show, a diverse group of real people takes an outdoor survival course taught by an acclaimed wilderness expert.

"It's NOT a competition show," writes Eilerson. "It's NOT 'Survivor.' The series will follow participants as they engage in a fully immersive three-week course. Our hope is that everyone will walk away not only with life-saving skills, but also with a new perspective on their lives and their relationship with nature."

Eilerson contacted the AAS because, he writes, "we'd love to include an astronomer's point of view and knowledge in this wilderness experience." Filming will take place over three weeks between December and March 2014.

For more information and to apply, visit www.enterthewildtvseries.com before the end of November.