The first special — Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild Movie — premieres Feb. 16

By Jen Juneau
January 15, 2021 10:48 AM
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Calling all fans of Bear Grylls who are more into the couch life than the surviving-in-the-wild life!

The British adventurer, 46, is set to return to Netflix with two interactive specials that will let viewers make their own choices about what to do when the host is faced with sticky situations in the wilderness.

Dropping next month, the first — titled Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild Movie — will span 45 to 90 minutes long, depending on the viewer's choices.

"The protective fence surrounding a wildlife sanctuary has mysteriously suffered a breach, and now animals are on the loose," reads an official synopsis shared with PEOPLE. "Bear is called in to help rescue a mischievous baboon, track down a hungry lion, and fix the fence before any more animals get out."

"Three urgent missions await you with only so much time and Bear needs your help," the synopsis continues. "With the possibility of completing a secret mission, each decision impacts this interactive adventure, so make your choices count!"

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Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild Movie
| Credit: Netflix
Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild Movie
| Credit: Netflix
Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild Movie
| Credit: Netflix
Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild Movie
| Credit: Netflix

The heart-pounding trailer for Animals on the Loose wastes no time putting Grylls right in the middle of the action, starting with the host running for his life from a lion only to realize he has been locked out of his truck.

It's up to the viewer to then decide if their hero should climb a nearby, not-the-most-structurally sound-looking tree, or climb underneath the vehicle.

The rest of the trailer takes viewers through harrowing situations involving rescuing a baboon (should Grylls climb cliffs, traverse water or swim to the primate?), using dung clues to search for elephants and coming face-to-face with a deadly-looking snake.

"It all comes down to making good survival decisions," Grylls says in a voiceover.

Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild Movie
| Credit: Netflix
Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild Movie
| Credit: Netflix

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Animals on the Loose comes six months after the premiere of Grylls' Amazon Prime Video offering Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji.

A story of the ultimate expedition, the 10-episode adventure series saw 66 teams from 30 countries race nonstop across a span of 11 days for 24 hours a day, over hundreds of miles of rugged Fijian terrain.

The Man vs. Wild alum also starred in You vs. Wild, a 2019 interactive adventure series on Netflix consisting of eight episodes that, like the new special, put viewers in the driver's seat.

Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild Movie premieres Feb. 16 on Netflix. A second interactive special is set to drop later this year on the streaming platform.