Chris Hemsworth is no stranger to science fiction, thanks to his roles in the Avengers and Men in Black franchises. But the mind-blowing discoveries in his new project are very much based in the real world. Deadline reports that Hemsworth will host and executive Limitless, a new scientific docuseries for National Geographic, which will explore the advances being made that can help human beings live for longer.
Each of the first season's six episodes will dive into a specific method for prolonging life expectancy and maximizing quality of life, including supercharging memory, regenerating tissue damage, shocking the body, and building strength. Hemsworth will be front-and-center in each investigation, interviewing experts in these areas and undergoing their experimental techniques first-hand.
"Basically, I was somehow convinced to volunteer myself as a human guinea pig and endure a series of mental and physical challenges across the globe, all for the sake of science," Hemsworth said. "We’re hoping to shed some light on new ideas and emerging science with the focus on extending a healthy life span. Production starts soon, so wish me luck."
The docuseries is in keeping with Hemsworth's existing interest in the ever-expanding field of health and wellness. Last year he launched Centr, an app which included information on mindfulness and meditation techniques as well as tips on how to get shredded.
Limitless is a production of Protozoa Pictures, the production company of auteur filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, who has tackled science and mortality in movies like Pi and The Fountain.
"Limitless has the potential to improve people’s lives in simple, impactful ways, and we love Chris’ enthusiasm to be our tour guide," he said, while Courteney Monroe, President of National Geographic Global Television Networks, added: "We are so fortunate to have Chris Hemsworth at the center of this series and to tap into his genuine curiosity and real-life superhero powers to push his own personal limits."
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