ROGUE ONE from National Geographic is gearing up for its debut later this month on Disney+ and today we got our first look at the stunning vistas explored in the show by its father and son hosts, Bob and Mack Woodruff.
The six-part show from National Geographic follows the two as they embark on an epic journey to some of the world’s most unexpected places – roguish nations and regions mostly known for conflict – and find themselves hiking, rappelling down waterfalls with former rebel fighters and diving and parasailing their way through some of the most gorgeous and surprising places in the planet.
They’ll share inside jokes, dirty laundry and cramped hotel rooms as Bob teaches his son about the hidden places he loves most. Expect the unexpected in this father-son guide to the beautiful, breathtaking and often hopeful experiences to be had on the edge of chaos.
ROGUE TRIP, led by ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff and his 28-year-old son Mack Woodruff, takes viewers on a father-son adventure to some of the world’s most unexpected places – roguish nations and territories mostly known for conflict, but each possessing a unique power to surprise, amaze and inspire. They’ll visit Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Lebanon and Ukraine. Along the journey, Bob and Mack will share raw, big-hearted moments when “going rogue” together changes their perspectives – not just on their own relationship, but on other people and places.
Colombia’s civil war has ended, opening up swaths of rainforest and savannah to travelers. Bob Woodruff and his son, Mack, tour the country’s off-the-guidebook destinations — rappelling down a waterfall with former rebels, riding the plains with barefoot cowboys, and feasting on grubs deep in the Amazon Rainforest.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Bob and Mack start their journey deep in the heart of Papua New Guinea along the banks of the mighty Sepik River where they learn the hunting and healing secrets of a mysterious tribe known as the Crocodile Men. Then they go out to sea to dive with a kaleidoscopic array of exotic marine life and explore mysterious skull caves on a secluded island.
Ethiopia is a time capsule of a nation and a place Bob has always wanted to visit. On their journey through the Rift Valley, Bob and Mack explore traditions both old and new: diving into volcanic hot springs, training with elite marathoners, jamming in a Reggae drum circle and coming face to face with a hungry hyena.
The last time Bob visited Pakistan was to report on the war in neighboring Afghanistan. Twenty years later, he’s back with his son Mack to see a different side of the country. Starting in Malala’s hometown, they discover why Queen Elizabeth once called Swat “the Switzerland of the East” before heading towards a Silk Road kingdom along the world’s highest paved road to meet a real prince.
Lebanon is the melting pot of the Arab world, a tiny country exploding with culture. Bob and Mack explore ancient Roman ruins, search for a hermit near a secluded Christian monastery, travel through Hezbollah territory, and visit an artificial reef in the Mediterranean Sea built using tanks and fighter jets.
For the final leg of “Rogue Trip,” a tired Bob and Mack are getting a much-needed pick-me-up — Mack’s younger sister, Cathryn, is joining the team. Cathryn is ready to shake things up as the family visits Ukraine, one of Europe’s rarely explored gems. The Woodruffs look beyond the headlines and discover Ukraine is a big and beautiful country that has far more than its Soviet past.
See it for Yourself
ROGUE TRIP debuts all six episodes exclusively on Disney+ on July 24, 2020.