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Everything We Know About Zac Efron's New Netflix Travel Show 'Down To Earth'

Everything We Know About Zac Efron's New Netflix Travel Show 'Down To Earth'

He's played roles ranging from jazz-handed teenager Troy Bolton to serial killer Ted Bundy - but now Hollywood favourite Zac Efron is taking on a project of a different kind.

The former High School Musical star is the face of a brand-new travel docuseries, Down To Earth, which "explores healthy, sustainable ways to live".

Aiming to provide "new perspectives on some very old problems", the series sees Zac put his documentarian hat on to explore the globe with wellness expert and co-star Darin Olien.

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Intrigued? We thought so.

Here's everything we know about Down To Earth.

When does the show air?

Down To Earth will premiere on Netflix 10th July, meaning we don't have long to wait for the air date.

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Zac will look at the huge ecological challenges faced by communities around the glove (Credit: Netflix)
Zac will look at the huge ecological challenges faced by communities around the glove (Credit: Netflix)

What's the concept?

The show will see Zac and wellness expert Darin Olien embark on global adventures to countries like France, Puerto Rico, Iceland, London, Costa Rica, Lima, Sardinia, and Iquitos.

Along the way, the pair will learn more about sustainable living and the cultures they immerse themselves in.

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Talking about the programme, Zac said: "We're travelling around the world to find some new perspectives on some very old problems.

"Food, water and energy are all the main staples for modern life. We're going to see some top eco innovators to see how change is an inside job. And we're going to be eating really, really well.

"We need to start rethinking how we consume everything, from our food to our power. Change has to start somewhere. Maybe it's about time we all changed. It's time to get down to earth."

'Down To Earth' will premiere on Netflix 10th July (Credit: Netflix)
'Down To Earth' will premiere on Netflix 10th July (Credit: Netflix)
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Is there a trailer?

Yes! You can watch the full trailer at the top of this article.

In it, you'll catch Zac discussing his mission, saying: "Food, water and energy are all the main staples for modern life.

He continues: "We're going to meet some top eco-innovators to see how change is an inside job."

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Zac and wellness expert Darin Olien will immerse themselves in the cultures of the communities that host them (Credit: Netflix)
Zac and wellness expert Darin Olien will immerse themselves in the cultures of the communities that host them (Credit: Netflix)

This project seems like a curveball for Zac, what's the deal?

Actually, Zac has a history of speaking out on the need to implement global sustainability solutions.

Earlier this year, the former High School Musical star took part in a programme titled the Great Global Cleanup for the Discovery Channel.

The actor clearly a vested personal interest in the cause - and going by the trailer, this shines through during the show.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix, Zac Efron

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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