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Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures have secured three distribution deals for the Running Wild with Bear Grylls special that features President Barack Obama.

The series made headlines earlier this year when President Obama filmed with Bear Grylls while in Alaska, and Electus International has closed deals with Discovery Networks International, Channel 4 (UK) and D8 (France) to bring the special to audiences worldwide.

Now in its second season on NBC, Running Wild with Bear Grylls follows survival expert Bear Grylls as he takes Hollywood celebrities – including Kate Winslet, Ben Stiller, Channing Tatum, Zac Efron, Drew Brees, Kate Hudson, Michelle Rodriguez and Ed Helms – on a one-on-one adventure that tests their survival skills and pushes their mental and physical boundaries. Challenges include skydiving into the Catskill Mountains, to rappelling down the cliffs of Utah and battling torrential wind and rain in Scotland.

“Running Wild with Bear Grylls has broken through a crowded TV landscape to become a defining show that not only attracts the biggest stars in the Hollywood, but the world’s most important political leader, our President Barack Obama,” said John Pollak, president, Electus International. “President Obama’s meeting with Grylls dominated headlines around the world thanks to their shared goal of curbing global climate change, and now audiences everywhere will be able to journey along and enjoy this groundbreaking special.”

The series continues to gain distribution. Earlier in the year, Electus International sold Running Wild with Bear Grylls to Discovery Networks International.