NEW YORK/TORONTO, April 15, 2015 – HISTORY announces its newest series, Alone, the boldest and longest survival experiment ever captured for television, is slated to air this summer. The 10-episode series places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the Vancouver Island wilderness – no camera crew, no teams, no producers – on a single mission to stay alive. At stake is $500,000 awarded to the person who can last the longest. Alone will air as a synchronized, worldwide television event, airing in over 200 territories globally on HISTORY and other channels.
Carrying only what they can fit in a backpack, the survivalists are completely separated from one another in harsh, unforgiving terrain to hunt, build shelters and fend off predators. They will face extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown, self-documenting their experience. Alone is the ultimate test of man’s will to survive.
“Alone is an entirely new format for HISTORY, set against Vancouver Island’s impressive wilderness landscape,” says Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “Viewers have the unique opportunity to follow the journeys of these survivalists as they are left on their own and endure unpredictable elements and social isolation to ultimately be the last one standing.”