Outdoor Channel Announces Casting Call for Daring Wilderness Expedition Series: ‘The Brigade’

April 16, 2018

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The Brigade unites 10 strangers who must complete a 2600-mile adventure in 10 weeks.
It’s an epic expedition crossing two mountain ranges and five river systems.

APPLY NOW at thebrigadetv.com

TORONTO/DENVER (April 16, 2018) – The search is on for the cast of THE BRIGADE, Outdoor Channel’s groundbreaking new expedition competition series. Thrill-seeking and adventure-loving men and women from across the United States and Canada are encouraged to apply for their chance to join the ultimate trek.

THE BRIGADE will retrace an epic 2600-mile fur trade route that links waterways from the coast of Oregon, traversing through two states, four Canadian provinces, two mountain ranges and five river systems before ending at the icy shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba. Originally called “The York Factory Express,” it’s a thrilling and dangerous paddling odyssey unlike any other. THE BRIGADE must work together to navigate fierce whitewater, portage over mountains, and fish and hunt for sustenance all without fuel or GPS. There are no eliminations. Instead the competition relies on the collective strengths of its cast to hang on against all odds. Those who complete the expedition have the chance to share prize money up to $1,000,000.

THE BRIGADE is a once-in-a-lifetime expedition. Adventurers who have expedition experience, strong paddling skills, a multitude of outdoor abilities, and also possess willpower, strength and determination, should apply at thebrigadetv.com. Casting kicked off April 9, 2018 and the application period closes on May 15, 2018.

“Media Headquarters is thrilled to be partnering with Outdoor Channel on The Brigade,” Co-Executive Producer Robert Cohen (Smartest Person, Tessa & Scott) said. “This is a challenge so intense it can’t be tackled alone. It will take skill, perseverance and teamwork to succeed. If you’re ready to tackle an action-packed cross-continent outdoor adventure, we want to hear from you.”

The Brigade will personify true adventure and have Outdoor Channel viewers on the edges of their seats watching to see what happens next,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President & CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “The cast will mirror Outdoor Channel viewers – rugged lovers of the outdoors, thrill seekers and adventurers. I can’t wait to see how this show plays out.”

"Get ready for an adventure unlike any other,” Co-Executive Producer Alan Bishop said. “Having produced on shows like The Amazing Race and Survivor – and having competed as an athlete in The Eco-Challenge – I know very well the ups and downs that the cast will face. Viewers will be mesmerized watching the triumphs and adversity faced by the cast of
The Brigade."

For more information on THE BRIGADE or to apply please visit thebrigadetv.com

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About Outdoor Channel: Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors. #MyOutdoorTV

About Media Headquarters: Media Headquarters is a leading television and digital media production company founded by executive producer Robert Cohen. The company is recognized worldwide for producing popular and innovative original content. Media Headquarters’ productions have earned dozens of international awards and the company has been named to Realscreen’s ‘Global 100’ List of the world’s best non-fiction producers for six years in a row. Media Headquarters specializes in the creation of unscripted series, formats and drama programming. For more information visit mediahqs.net/

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Media Contacts:

Louise Wood | Media Headquarters | 416.537.8384 x4914 | louise@mediahqs.ca
Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com

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