Les Stroud’s Back in Discovery Channel’s ‘Beyond Survival’

After braving the wilderness on his own in Survivorman, award-winning filmmaker, author and outdoor adventurer/instructor Les Stroud (@reallesstroud on Twitter) is returning to Discovery Channel with Beyond Survival this Friday, August 27, at 10pm ET/PT. However, this time Les is journeying to some of the most remote places on the planet to meet indigenous tribes and take part in their rituals and ceremonies, discovering how their cultures have endured.

Friday’s premiere takes viewers to Sri Lanka to introduce the 2,500-year-old practice of “devil dances,” an all-night healing ceremony involving masked dancers imitating disease-causing demons. Devil dances have even become a staple at many five-star hotels in the area!

Check out a preview of the series below and take a tribal trip from your couch Fridays at 10pm ET/PT.