The Spanish version of a survival show format that is full of extreme nature and of high environmental value is currently being filmed for Telemadrid
Grupo Secuoya surges fully into the universe of survival reality show with “Surviving the Wolfpack”, a competition that stands out among the content presented at Mipcom 2014 by Grupo Secuoya, further marking the Spanish company’s leadership. Pulso is currently filming the Spanish version of this format for Telemadrid. It comprises several survival tests, challenging contestants’ mountaineering skills and their resistance to living among strangers in a gruelling environment, while respecting nature and fully adapting to the biodiversity of each zone.
“Surviving the Wolfpack” is Grupo Secuoya’s way of turning TV reality shows on their head, as it transmits essential values such as the love of nature and respect for the environment and for history, while promoting solidarity and showing how to approach the mountain both from a safety and environmental perspective. The Iberian wolf serves as a reference point for all contestants (five men and five women), who have to endure harsh routes in some of the most remote places and in the most extreme mountain conditions. They will have to rise to a series of challenges and duels, all while having to face the difficulties of sharing their living space with complete strangers.
At each stage, in addition to completing a mountain route several hours long, contestants will have to compete in four additional tests: the immunity game, nominations, communication and the duel. The hardest and most physical test is the first one, during which two groups of contestants fight to win immunity, which will allow them to move onto the next stage without having to expel any member. During the nomination stage, the team that lost the previous round has to decide which contestant to send away from the “pack of wolves”. The nominated person then has to communicate to their team who will be fighting the next morning. During the final and decisive test of the day, the nominated team member and his “prey” fight each other in a duel.
Version for Telemadrid in the Spanish capital’s mountains
Telemadrid has placed a high bet on its own version known as “40 degrees north”, presented by Telmo Aldaz de la Quadra-Salcedo, an adventurer who takes a step forward in his career by presenting this competition produced by Pulso (Grupo Secuoya). The main thread running through this competition, named after Madrid’s latitude, is the wandering of ten adventurers through the wilderness. Against this backdrop of natural settings of unparalleled beauty, the viewer is exposed to extreme situations, while discovering the richness, diversity and landscape of an emblematic area of high ecological value.