Down to Earth with Zac Efron is heading back to Netflix very soon. 11 November to exact. Netflix renewed it after a hugely popular first season.
The first season which aired in 2020 saw Zac and his travel companion Darin Olien travel the world documenting their travels, life experience, nature, green energy and sustainable living practices.
For Down to Earth’s first season the duo travelled to France, Puerto Rico, London, Iceland, Costa Rica, Peru, and Sardinia.
The new series is slightly different and was shot fully in Australia, where Zac was based during the pandemic. This meant the team flying out to film Down to Earth had to quarantine. That team included Zac’s younger brother Dylan who is a producer on the show. Dylan did an interview with Whalebone, where he spoke about the effects quarantining in Australia had on his mental health, as he loves the outdoors. “When I was in Australia quarantining for Down to Earth for 15 days, I was tracking each day, trying to keep a note of how I was doing mentally, And I remember, in the beginning, I just wanted to get outside. I was looking at the river, and I wanted to jump in as soon as I could. I just couldn’t wait to get out there. And then two weeks go by, and I remember having this feeling that it was safe in here and it was scary out there. There are cars honking and there are a lot of things that I can’t control. And that was a really scary thought: that I had become used to my small apartment, and this was okay with me.”
Zac and Darin are both executive producers alongside Brian Volk-Weiss, Michael Simkin, Jason Barrett, and Cisco Henson. Zac’s production company, Ninjas Runnin’ Wild, produce the Emmy-nominated series with The Nacelle Company.
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