Chris Hemsworth becoming a human experiment for Nat Geo

Chris Hemsworth (Photo: Getty Images)
Chris Hemsworth (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town – Chris Hemsworth is becoming a "human guinea pig" for National Geographic (DStv 181) as the subject and presenter of a new health and longevity series.

National Geographic has commissioned Limitless with Chris as presenter of the new series, produced by Nutopia and Protozoa Pictures.

It will follow the Thor actor on a mission to discover how to live healthier, smarter and longer lives.

The 36-year-old will try to transform himself by training for six extraordinary challenges, showing how to fight ageing at every stage of life. In each of the six episodes of Chris will investigate another scientific topic related to longevity ranging from regenerating damage, maximizing strength, building resilience, shocking the body, supercharging memory and confronting mortality.

He will meet with leading longevity scientists who believe that the key to staying young lies in rooting out and reversing the damage of time before they take hold, learning secrets from superhumans who demonstrate the mind-blowing extent of human potential.

"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," says Chris. "We're hoping to shed some light on new ideas and emerging science with the focus on extending a healthy life span."

Courteney Monroe, National Geographic Global Television Networks, says "We are so fortunate to have Chris Hemsworth at the centre of this series and to tap into his genuine curiosity and real-life superhero powers to push his own personal limits".