The History channel has announced their newest series project entitled, Alone, which offers the viewers a chance to witness one of the longest survivalist experiments, that has ever been recorded for a television audience. The announcement for the new show came on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from the VP of History’s Development and Programming, Russ McCarroll.
In the press release, McCarroll called Alone, a survival series that was one-of-a-kind. He described the program as one in which people are placed in complete isolation, pitted against what is really the unknown. McCarroll explains that there will not be any camera crews or producers with these individuals, so no one is there to follow every single move they make. Instead, these people will be going off the grid, to use perseverance and endurance, in order to make it through until the very end.
Alone is being described as one of the country’s longest, and possibly boldest, experiments in survival to ever be filmed. The series is scheduled to air in the summer of 2015, with it airing as a, “synchronized global TV event.” The program will air not only on the History channel, but also on other channels from the A+E family of channels. It is set to air worldwide in over 200 territories.
The History channel is offering up the new series, Alone, as a 10 episode event. Set in the wilderness of Vancouver Island, there will be 10 survivalists, each considered to be hardcore specialists. They will each be on a single mission of survival, alone, without any teams, producers or camera crews to offer any form of assistance. At the end of Alone, there is a prize valued at $500,000 to whoever is able to survive the longest, during this test of endurance and an individuals desire to survive.
Each participant will have a single backpack, carrying whatever they can fit into it. Then, they will all be separated from each other, placed alone in the wild, which is being described as terrain that is harsh and unforgiving. The survivalists will have to build their shelter, hunt and also to fend off any predators that head their way. Not only will they have to fend for themselves, but the survivalists will also have to endure psychological distress, plus extreme isolation. Along the way, they will be documenting their experiences, as they deal with being alone in the wilderness.
Alone is being produced by Leftfield Pictures for the History channel. Zachary Behr and McCarroll act as the History channel’s executive producers for the program. Leftfield Pictures executive producers are, Shawn Witt, Brent Montgomery, Gretchen Palek, Grant Kahler and David George.
When the History channel’s new series Alone, premieres in the summer of 2015, it will be a brand new experience for the viewers. It will be a chance to experience the wilderness in a new, highly innovative manner. Vancouver Island, the wilderness and 10 survivalists, all on a journey of survival for a prize of $500,000.
By Kimberley Spinney
History Channel Press Release
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