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Brand new to Discovery Channel, The Wheel follows six eager participants as they attempt to survive in six distinctly gruelling landscapes and environments across South America. With every turn of the wheel, each survivalist is dropped into a new location, alone and exposed to the world’s deadliest terrains.
The turn of the wheel is solely determined by the rotation of the moon, but the participants are unaware of this and so have no clues as to when their time in each location will be up. Equipped with only light survival packs and SOS devices, only for use in emergencies, they must fight for their lives by foraging for food, finding water and securing shelter. With minimal supplies, a wrestler, a plumber, a fitness model, a former Marine, a nurse and a seasoned marathon runner face a challenge like no other.
The first episode sees the survivalists abandoned in their starting locations; one by one they are dropped in the mountains, the rainforest, wetlands, the tundra, bush plains and onto an island.
As the wheel turns, they will be thrust into a new location and forced to rely on a whole different set of skills to survive. Will the participants have what it takes to endure the harsh terrains for sixty days? Or will the challenge prove impossible?