After firing conservative actress Gina Carano from hit show The Mandalorian in February, Disney appears to have shelved an upcoming episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls which the actress guest starred in.
According to a recent report, Carano was slated to appear on the sixth season of Disney owned National Geographic’s adventure show, where survivalist Grylls challenges celebrity guests to push “their minds and bodies to the limit” in the wilderness.
The show’s official Twitter account announced that Carano was one of the show’s upcoming guests in a February 11th post detailing a celebrity line-up including Danica Patrick, Terry Crews, and fellow Disney+ star Anthony Mackie.
Carano herself teased the episode in a January 2nd tweet, which read: “One of the best experiences of my life & most definitely my 2020 was hanging out with this guy
@beargrylls in the Dolomites.”
One of the best experiences of my life & most definitely my 2020 was hanging out with this guy @beargrylls ❤️ in the Dolomites. Definitely faced some fears. 😂 Much love to you Bear! Incredible human being. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/GTSCJQ4h7t
— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) January 2, 2021
On the heels of her firing, Carano’s appearance has seemingly been cancelled. New episode guides across multiple websites, which have been released ahead of the show’s March 29th premiere, do not list the former MMA fighter as a celebrity guest.
Though based on Carano’s tweet about spending time with Grylls in the Dolomites, she was likely slated to appear in the season’s opening episode alongside Disney Plus’s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” star Anthony Mackie, which has been listed under the title “Anthony Mackie in the Italian Dolomites.”
This is seemingly the latest attempt by Disney to erase Carano from any association with the House of Mouse. Her character Cara Dune’s action figure was dropped by toymaker’s Hasbro and Funko.
Carano has not publicly commented on her cancellation from Running Wild, but did retweet the story announcing that her episode had been shelved on Tuesday morning.
Disney Shelves Upcoming Episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls Featuring Gina Carano https://t.co/JWDXclMuLL
— Bounding Into Comics (@BoundingComics) March 16, 2021