MUMBAI: National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has acquired the new documentary travel series Departures. The series will air on NGCI’s Nat Geo Adventure channel.
Aimed at the adventure seeker, Departures is a life-changing journey about two travellers. Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach leave their lives behind in search of unique experiences through some of the most beautiful and remote places on earth.
Departures features landscapes, cultures as well as the often trying times that come with international travel. The series chronicles the unforgettable friendships, personal successes and sometimes crushing disappointments that befall them on their journey. Accompanied by their friend and cameraman, Andre Dupuis, Departures showcases the revelations of two travellers who strive to find themselves and new perspectives while trekking across the globe.
Travelling to locations including India, Jordan, Ascension Island, Japan, Cambodia and New Zealand, the stories develop and evolve with the people Scott and Justin meet along the way. From hiking through the ancient ruins of Petra in Jordan, to surviving a monsoon in the middle of the Indian Ocean, to facing off against a professional kick boxer in Thailand, Scott and Justin challenge themselves in everyday situations. Departures is as much about the journey as it is about the destination.
NGCI VP acquisitions Carlyn Staudt says, "Departures encapsulates the values of Nat Geo Adventure, inspiring others to step out of their comfort zone and see the world from a new point of view. Scott and Justin’s journey is honest and real; viewers can easily relate to their stories and appreciate their enthusiasm for travel as well as the difficulties involved”.