Former US Navy SEAL Joel Lambert. Discovery Channel Asia
MANILA -- Discovery Channel Asia recently launched in the Philippines its new reality series "Manhunt with Joel Lambert," where the American escape and evasion expert is pitted against elite military tracking units from different countries.
Lambert, who is a former US Navy SEAL, will attempt to reach a pre-determined extraction point within 48 hours -- without being captured by an entire hunter force in extreme environments.
"Manhunt" will feature in its sixth episode the Philippine Army Scout Rangers as they try to capture Lambert in a dense jungle.
The chase, which spans 25 kilometers, will prove difficult for both sides as they only have limited assets. According to Lambert, particularly challenging were the harsh heat and humidity, and later a typhoon that complicated the hunt.
Over the course of "Manhunt's" first season, Lambert will also attempt to outwit national tracking units from Panama, South Korea, and Poland, among others.
"Manhunt" will air weekly on Discovery Channel Asia starting April 7 at 8 p.m. local time.