Ten has announced will broadcast a remarkable and original new series, BodyHack with Todd Sampson, later this year.
Todd Sampson, adventurer and human guinea pig, will take on some of the biggest challenges of his life as he embarks on an epic exploration investigating some of the world’s most extraordinary people.
Using science as his guide, Todd deconstructs and decodes how these incredible people live, what they do differently from the rest of us and how this impacts the human body. But, in true Todd Sampson style, he will not just observe them: he will hack into their lives and try to become them.
Filmed around the world, BodyHack with Todd Sampson features Todd facing myriad challenges, including living as a hunter-gatherer in Tanzania, stepping into the ring as a professional MMA Cage Fighter in New Mexico; and confronting his fear of open water to free dive and stride across the sea floor in Borneo.
Todd also takes on one of the world’s most dangerous jobs as a Bollywood stuntman; overcomes injury to train with the notorious French Foreign Legion deep in the Amazon jungle; and works as a Himalayan Sherpa at extreme altitude.
Todd Sampson said: “My mission was to investigate some of the most extraordinary people on the planet to see what we can learn from their lives, to better ours.
“It would be fair to say I was pushed to my absolute limit and in some cases I was lucky to get out alive. I believe we are all capable of much more than we think and this series is a celebration of that.”
Network Ten, Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “BodyHack with Todd Sampson is a remarkable series that celebrates some amazing people and our incredible human potential.
“Todd shows us that with the right knowledge, skills and mindset, humans can adapt to almost anything.”
Essential Media & Entertainment Series Producer, Chris Thorburn, said: “For me, the charm of the series is not only Todd’s journey to better understand the human body, but also the amazing experiences he shares with a blend of cultures and beliefs, in some of the most hostile and remote locations on Earth.”
BodyHack with Todd Sampson is expected later this year on Ten