Star of new Netflix series 'Adventure Beast' chats about show, wildlife and San Antonio

All 12 episodes of Adventure Beast season 1 will drop on Netflix on Friday October 22.

All 12 episodes of Adventure Beast season 1 will drop on Netflix on Friday October 22.

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Star of the upcoming new Netflix show Adventure Beast, Bradley Trevor Greive, will be in San Antonio as the series launches.

Greive, an Australian New York Times bestselling author and wildlife expert, tells MySA he's visiting family in the Alamo City at the same time the new show premieres on Friday, October 22. The adult-animated comedy series is about a zoologist who takes the viewers deeper into the wonders of nature. 

Each episode follows Bradley Trevor Greive, a semi-indestructible wildlife expert who travels the globe studying and rescuing animals.

Each episode follows Bradley Trevor Greive, a semi-indestructible wildlife expert who travels the globe studying and rescuing animals.

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The 12-episode series follows Greive as he travels the world and rescues animals. He says it is not your average animal educational show, revealing it will provide educational, astonishing, sometimes risqué facts that other wildlife shows would be too polite to mention. 

"I play myself in the series. It's just an animated version of me, but every episode is loosely autobiographical," Greive says. "It's all based on things I've done, but it's a comedy because we dial up the craziness throughout." 

Adventure Beast is a new adult-animated comedy series about life in the wild that takes us deeper into the wonders of nature than we probably should go. 

Adventure Beast is a new adult-animated comedy series about life in the wild that takes us deeper into the wonders of nature than we probably should go. 

Courtesy of Netflix

In real life, Greive says he had 21 surgeries, seven treatments for rabies, countless sutures, and broken bones — all which come with territoy of being a wildlife expert for the past 20 years. In the show, his character is accompanied by his favorite niece Bonnie, who's played by San Antonio actress Danice Cabanela, and senior field assistant Dietrich, voiced by Josh Zuckerman, who's fearful of absolutely everything in nature. 

"We are just trying to create something fresh and funny," Greive says. "The wildlife facts are all 100 percent accurate, but we explain not just the dark side of nature, but also the beautiful things that don't get spoken about like the dangers of animal birth, how being a coward in nature is actually smart, and the myth surrounding animals eating habits."

The show is co-created by Greive and Mark Gravas, who co-created CJ the DJ and Mariah Carey: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town.

Though technically on vacation in San Antonio, Greive jokes the shows launch is based in Texas. While in the city, Greive says he and his daughter have already explored Brackenridge Park. He added he plans on going to the opening of the brand-new immersive luxury wildlife experience at Longneck Manor in Fredericksburg. 

Watch the trailer for the show below: 

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