Discovery is putting a new spin on the survivalist genre with THE WHEEL. THE WHEEL dares six participants to survive in six distinctly grueling landscapes across South America. With every turn of the wheel, each survivalist is dropped into a new isolated location, exposed to the world's deadliest terrains including freezing tundra, rugged mountains and treacherous rainforest. Participants don't know when or why the wheel will turn - nor that their stint at each spot is determined by the rotation of the moon. Equipped only with light survival packs and SOS devices that can be used at any time to quit the challenge and call for help, they must fend for their lives by procuring food, water and shelter. And when the wheel turns again, they will be thrust into a new location, forced to use a completely different set of skills to survive. THE WHEEL premieres Friday, January 13, at 10 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.
THE WHEEL is the ultimate survival challenge: survive not one, but six lethal environments over the course of 60 days. The participants are not typical survival experts, but rather everyday people with something to prove. Unbeknownst to them, the wheel is a mechanism that mirrors the lunar calendar. With every phase of the moon, the wheel will turn and send each person to a new eco-zone. The amount of time at each location is revealed only to viewers, leaving the survivors to agonize and obsess over when the wheel will spin again. As every rotation thrusts them - without warning - into a new harrowing domain, participants are completely at the wheel's mercy.
Will the survivalists have what it takes to endure the harsh terrains? Or will the challenges prove insurmountable? Watch as participants battle the elements and their own mental stamina to see who will survive THE WHEEL.