Netflix broke new ground when it comes to interactive movie experiences in January when it released Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
And now the streaming giant has revealed its next big interactive project with the release of a new trailer for a new adventure program titled You Vs. Wild, which stars Man Vs. Wild host and renowned bug and bodily fluid devourer Bear Grylls.
In what may be the first ever Choose-Your-Own-Documentary-Series, You Vs. Wild allows viewers to direct Gyrlls where ever they want him to go as he explores the wilderness, whether it’s head-first into an icy lake or right into a pack of hungry wolves.
As a neat little teaser, the YouTube trailer itself is also playable so check it out here:
This will be the first dollop of interactive content from Netflix since Bandersnatch and it will be very interesting to see how it unfolds as You Vs. Wild is an unscripted documentary series compared to the former’s meticulously scripted format.
But let’s be truly honest here, we’re all going to check this out just to see if there’s an option to make Grylls drink his own pee.
With all the number-crunching Netflix does to work out what we want, surely they would’ve concluded that giving viewers the power to make Grylls sip on a drink bottle filled with his own wee is a surefire way to boost its subscriber base.
With eight episodes of You Vs. Wild to binge, the chances of making Grylls neck a drink bottle of Satan’s lemonade is quite high and we won’t have long to wait before Grylls is at the mercy of Netflix’s viewers as You Vs. Wild will drop on April 10.
Should sculling down human goon not be an option – which will be a massive disappointment – I’ll settle for making Grylls eat random creepy crawlies or take on a pack of wild boars because, again let’s be honest here, we just want to put him through hell because it’ll be entertaining.