Naked and Afraid XL Season 8

Was Naked and Afraid XL cancelled or renewed for season 8? When does it start on Discovery? Who will be returning for the new season? In this post, we have summarized everything we know so far about the next season.

What Is Naked and Afraid XL About?

A group of amateur survivalists are put to the ultimate test in the wild for 40 days with nothing but a few primitive tools. No food. No clothing. No water. They must hunt and gather whatever they need until extraction day.

TV’s most extreme survival challenge just grew extra-large. Veteran survivalists familiar with the stripped-down drill after appearing on “Naked and Afraid” attempt to survive in a desolate, dangerous environment for 40 days — 19 more than they previously experienced on the show. Pushing the very limits of human endurance, the men and women must all vie for the same limited food, water and shelter while avoiding territorial-sensitive predators and venom-filled reptiles. Because there is no other choice, the competitors quickly get to know one another — and their surroundings — and hope that their instincts, survival skills and intestinal fortitude serve them well.

For the past six seasons of NAKED AND AFRAID XL, all-star survivalists have conquered extreme environments with grueling climates and impossible challenges where others have failed. Now, the ultimate test of survival is taken to new extremes, and 12 legends of the 40-day challenges return to test themselves like never before. In an all new season of NAKED AND AFRAID XL, these all-star survivalists must raise the bar in both skill and innovation as they take on the deadly swamps of Louisiana for an epic, never-before-attempted 60-day challenge. As seasons change, winter rolls over the swamp and dangers mount, who will fight for the right to become a LEGEND?

It’s easy to be the Alpha when you’re the only hunter and your partners are content building the fires, but when three big dogs are forced to share a shelter, the result is a clash of titans. Accustomed to taking the lead, never being questioned, and walking out on top, these “legends” vow to go big or go hungry but can they check their egos and survive the swamp for 60 days?

Set across a massive 7,000 acres in Louisiana’s infamous Atchafalaya Basin, the murky waters and impenetrable brush are lurking with predators including territorial, 10-foot alligators and North America’s only venomous water snake, the cottonmouth. In addition to the threats they can see, the water is teeming with microscopic parasites that can burrow under the skin and create infections that send would-be legends home..

This season, four Naked and Afraid XL veterans ready to take on an epic 60-day challenge lead a new generation of challengers eager to earn their 40-day stripes. Spread across one hundred miles of ruthless jungle, the Peruvian Amazon is considered one of the most feared environments on the planet. The survivalists will have to endure aggressive piranha in the waters, venomous fer de lance slithering in the brush and relentless black flies descending from above.

As the survivalists begin dropping like flies, a welcomed surprise on Day 21 may be the ticket to success to see the remaining challengers through. As they say, when the going gets tough, it’s always nice to have an extra set of hands… or two.

Surviving first in four separate camps before merging to complete the challenge together, these all-stars will constantly be up against a ticking clock and an environment that’s testing them at every turn. Inserted into summer-like heat, they’re immediately at risk of dehydration and swarmed by unrelenting mosquitoes. As the weather turns, relentless rainstorms and swamp cold put them at risk for hypothermia. And as winter settles over the bayou, the temperatures plummet to near-freezing and their primary food sources of snakes and alligators hibernate. These all-stars will be pushed like never before as even the best of the best struggle to cement their legacies as legends.

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The last episode of the series was released on June 27, 2021 in the US.

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Naked and Afraid XL Season 8 Release Date

Naked and Afraid XL Season 8 release date is announced by Discovery.
Naked and Afraid XL Season 8 Premiere Date — ✔️ May 1, 2022
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Naked and Afraid XL Season 8 Trailer

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