Actor and international heartthrob Zac Efron is broadening his horizons and utilizing his star power for good in a new Netflix show entitled Down to Earth with Zac Efron.
The travel docuseries will follow Efron and wellness expert Darin Olien as they journey to multiple destinations in search of sustainable and green solutions to some of the world’s most substantial environmental problems.
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“We’re trying to find some new perspectives on some very old problems,” Efron explains in the trailer. “Food, water and energy are all the main staples for modern life. We’re going to see some top eco innovators to see how change is an inside job.”
Trading in his song and dance routine — which, don’t get us wrong, we still love — for a series that delves into real-life issues, Efron is embarking on an adventure to learn how to preserve and protect our planet and the valuable resources it provides.
Viewers will follow Efron and Olien to a variety of international locations, including France, Puerto Rico, London, Iceland, Costa Rica, Peru, and Sardinia. They will gain insight into how other cultures around the world are doing their part to live healthy and sustainable lifestyles.
While some solutions may be stronger contenders than others, audiences will enjoy the playful humour and eccentric scenarios that come with innovations such as “community fart bags” as a unique source of renewable energy, which Efron describes as burning “like an Olympic torch.”
Additionally, for the foodie in search of recipe inspiration, the trailer features Efron and Olien sitting down to a meal that has been “dung-smoked” and sampling live grubs.
There’s really something for everyone.
“We need to start rethinking how we consume everything, from our food to our power; change has to start somewhere.” Efron continues in the trailer. “Maybe it’s about time we all changed. It’s time to get down to earth.”
The series is set to premiere Friday, July 10.
The full trailer can be seen below: