Extreme World with Ross Kemp to return for a third series

Sky1’s popular hard-hitting global documentary will visit Brazil, India and Papua New Guinea


Ross Kemp continues to put himself in some of the planet’s most dangerous situations for a third series of Extreme World.


In the new six-part documentary series, Kemp will reveal shocking industries and controversial regimes as he travels to Brazil, India and Papua New Guinea. The former soap actor ventures into the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to investigate the world’s worst crack-cocaine epidemic, and finds out how the government is desperately trying to clean it up ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

Kemp also visits Mumbai, India, where he meets those entwined in the nation’s horrific sex industry, discovering that hundreds-of-thousands of girls go missing every year and are forced into prostitution.

In Papua New Guinea Kemp is held up at gunpoint and manages to conduct an interview with his captors.

“I’m incredibly proud of the films we make for Sky1. We remain dedicated to giving a voice to those caught up in some of the most extreme situations throughout the world,” explained Kemp, who has previously received international praise and a Bafta for his Sky1 series Ross Kemp on Gangs.

“I hope that this series continues to resonate with the Sky1 viewers and that they continue to share our passion for the programmes that we make.”

The new series of Extreme World is expected to be as shocking, fascinating and edgy as the previous two offerings. Celia Taylor, head of features and factual at Sky, said: “Ross and the team at Freshwater Films continue to deliver hugely impressive and credible factual content. The first two series were a hit with Sky customers, so I am delighted we are able to offer up a third exclusively to Sky1.”

The release date for the new series of Extreme World has not yet been announced, watch this space for more info.


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