HISTORY(R)'S HIT SURVIVAL SERIES "ALONE" RENEWED FOR SEASON THREE IN SOUTH AMERICA AHEAD OF THE SEASON TWO PREMIERE
New York, NY - April 20, 2016 - HISTORY's bold survival series "Alone" has been renewed for a third season, the network announced today. Additionally, the series will move from Vancouver Island to South America. The series places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the wilderness and the contestants have one mission: to stay alive. There are no camera crews, no teams, and no gimmicks. At stake is a $500,000 cash prize awarded to the person who can last the longest. Filming begins in Patagonia, South America next month. The second season of "Alone" premieres tomorrow April 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
2.4 million total viewers watched the season one finale of "Alone" on HISTORY, growing 50% from its series premiere and becoming History's #1 new non-fiction series of 2015 among all key demos.
"The success of 'Alone' truly speaks to the fact that there is simply nothing else like it on television." said Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming of HISTORY. "Season two truly takes the series to the next level and gives us the confidence to trigger season three immediately."
Equipped only with limited gear, their wilderness experience, and cameras to self-document their journeys, these brave men and women are completely separated from one another in harsh, unforgiving terrain. To survive, they must find food and water, build shelters and fend off predators. They will face extreme isolation, psychological distress, and treacherous environmental conditions as they descend into the unknown.
ALONE is produced for HISTORY by Leftfield Pictures. David George, Brent Montgomery, Shawn Witt, Zachary Green and Gretchen Palek serve as executive producers for Leftfield Pictures. Russ McCarroll and Zachary Behr serve as executive producers for HISTORY.
HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers," "The Curse of Oak Island," "Alone" as well as the hit drama series "Vikings." The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history.