Chris Hemsworth will be swimming with sharks for a new special for National Geographic's Sharkfest.
Hemsworth will star in a new special called Shark Beach, for the 2021 summer programming block on Nat Geo.
Shark Beach will have Hemsworth consulting with marine biologists, surfers, conservationists, and shark advocates in Australia to uncover the reasons behind increased numbers of shark attacks in Australia. The goal is to find ways for humans and sharks to coexist.
Hemsworth said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter:
"I’ve spent a great deal of my life near or in the ocean, sharing the same backyard with sharks, and recently there’s been some growing concern regarding an increase in shark activity," said Hemsworth.
"It's crucial that we both revere and respect sharks. Our oceans depend on these apex predators for a biodiverse ecosystem; however, we must also learn how to protect ourselves, and that’s my main objective in Shark Beach."
Chris and his brothers Liam and Luke surfing in Byron Bay last week.
📸 31.07 | Chris Hemsworth foi fotografado surfando com seus irmãos Liam e Luke em uma praia em Byron Bay, na Austrália. pic.twitter.com/7Wv5O5aTAz— CHB MÍDIA (@CHemsworthBRA) July 31, 2020
📸 31.07 | Chris Hemsworth and his brothers are seen surfing on a beach in Byron Bay. pic.twitter.com/wnTf32HMf2— CHB MÍDIA (@CHemsworthBRA) July 31, 2020