Discovery Channel’s “Naked and Afraid Castaways” Premieres on Sunday, July 30 at 8PM ET/PT

Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid Castaways" Premieres on Sunday, July 30 at 8PM ET/PT

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, stranded with only wreckage to survive, a new generation of elite survivalists will take on a seemingly impossible challenge in the all-new Discovery Channel series NAKED AND AFRAID CASTAWAYS, premiering Sunday, July 30 at 8PM ET/PT.

Nine challengers are abandoned at a remote tropical island, with no maps or tools, miles away from civilization. In teams of three, they must swim to different ecosystems on the same island – sun-scorched beach, twisted mangrove swamp and dense jungle – to begin their distinct survival journeys. They must use only their navigational skills and fashion everything they need to survive from wreckage and debris strewn across the island, including a shipwreck, an abandoned military jeep and a crashed airplane. Without knives, pots, and fire starters, challengers will need to scavenge the area to find what they need to create those items from scratch, using only their ingenuity and will to survive.

In a Naked and Afraid franchise first, remaining survivalists will need to travel to the same extraction point on Day 21 and signal a boat for rescue.

Here is the combustible mix of personalities who will either come together – or fall apart – in the effort to make it 21 days while Naked and Afraid:

• Kerra Bennett (Nashville, TN)
• Patrick French (Canterbury, NH)
• Justin Governale (San Antonio, TX)
• Bulent Gurcan (Point Roberts, WA)
• Na’im McKee (Aurora, CO)
• Candice Mishler (North Phoenix, AZ)
• Andrew Shayde (Lexington, KY)
• Heather Smith (Brookeland, TX)
• Rachel Strohl (Oahu, HI)

In addition to watching NAKED AND AFRAID CASTAWAYS on Discovery, viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #NakedAndAfraid and following Naked and Afraid on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

NAKED AND AFRAID CASTAWAYS is produced for Discovery Channel by Renegade 83, an eOne company. The series also will be available to stream on Max.

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