LOS ANGELES, Feb 12 — Renowned for his role as Thor in the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the Australian actor will host and feature as a “guinea pig” in a new series aiming to test the limits of the human body and explore the latest scientific research into longevity.
A release date for the project has not yet been announced by National Geographic TV.
In Limitless, Chris Hemsworth will take on six challenges to demonstrate the extraordinary capacity of the human mind and body to resist the effects of ageing.
“Basically, I was somehow convinced to volunteer myself as a human guinea pig and endure a series of mental and physical challenges across the globe, all for the sake of science. We're hoping to shed some light on new ideas and emerging science with the focus on extending a healthy life span. Production starts soon, so wish me luck,” explained the actor in a press release.
The “Thor” actor will meet with longevity experts and test different strategies to combat the ravages of time.
The series is expected to consist of six episodes, each dealing with a specific method related to ageing: Revitalising damaged cells, optimising physical strength, building resilience, shocking the body, optimising memory, and accepting mortality.
Limitless will also offer exercise tips for all ages to counter ageing.
Produced by Protozoa and Nutopia for National Geographic TV, the series was created by Jane Root and Darren Aronofsky, the duo behind the highly successful documentary series One Strange Rock, which has already aired on the non-fiction network.
Best known for his role as Thor in the MCU films, Chris Hemsworth has long been vocal about his great love of sports and regularly posts video of his spectacular training sessions to his Instagram account.
The Australian actor, who recently launched a funding campaign to help with fire relief on the island continent, has recently launched Centr, a smartphone exercise, diet and meditation app. — AFP-Relaxnews