April 04, 2012 6:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Josh Brolin to Narrate 'Untamed Americas' for National Geographic Channel (Exclusive)
Josh Brolin is going on a field trip with National Geographic Channel.
The Oscar nominee has been tapped to narrate Untamed Americas, the four-hour HD miniseries exploring the grit and glory in the wilds of North America, Central America and South America.
The project, which will be simulcast across National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and its Spanish-language carrier Nat Geo Mundo, will explore wildlife, and against-the-odds survival in installments dedicated to the continent's mountains, deserts, coasts and forests.
"National Geographic is an iconic brand known for its storytelling, and I am thrilled to be a part of this project," Brolin said. "This series is absolutely breathtaking, and really inspires my passion for the great outdoors.”
Set to premiere in the late spring, series producers traveled for nearly two years visiting destinations from Alaska to Patagonia to capture rare moments in the wild, battling extreme heat and cold, slippery mud paths and dark, dense brush.
"We could not have found a more perfect narrator for this series," series producer Karen Bass said. "Josh really brings to life what our crew captured -- the intimate, the epic and the dramatic stories of wildlife facing the extreme challenges of surviving in the Americas."
Brolin, who picked up an Academy Award nomination for his supporting turn in Dustin Lance Black's 2008 feature Milk, next appears in Men in Black III. He's repped by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham.