[09/06/17 - 08:23 AM]
The Fate of McCarthy Teeters on the Edge in the Final Season of Discovery's "Edge of Alaska"
The show's swan song kicks off Sunday, October 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]


The Final Season Premieres Sunday, October 8 at 10pm ET/PT

(New York) - Discovery Channel returns to one of America's last frontier towns for the final time... but the most epic journey is just beginning. Accessible only by dirt road and foot bridge, McCarthy, Alaska, is home to residents who have come - or stayed - for its independence from modern society. But a local businessman has made a decision that will change isolated McCarthy forever: he is selling off the entire town to the highest bidder. Can the mainstays bunker down for good, or will they be forced to flee for solitude elsewhere? The final chapter of Discovery's EDGE OF ALASKA begins Sunday, October 8 at 10pm ET/PT.

In 1999, Jeremy Keller ventured to McCarthy to escape present society in exchange for beautiful, remote scenery and isolation. Years later, Jeremy is embarking on his most ambitious project yet - establishing a completely self-sufficient homestead to sustain his family legacy for generations. But to achieve his dreams of a fully-functional homestead, he will have to barter hard work and fair exchange with other locals, including longtime rival Neil Darish.

After years of working to transform McCarthy into a tourist attraction, Neil Darish is looking to sell his many McCarthy properties in the hopes of a big payday. The preparation requires months of repair and upgrade, requiring him to barter with farmsteaders like Jeremy Keller. As Neil prepares for a major sale and Jeremy works tirelessly to complete his homestead, tensions rise as the two adversaries travel down an explosive collision course towards the finish line.

The final season of EDGE OF ALASKA experiences journeys more dangerous than ever. The residents of McCarthy must traverse treacherous terrain and rely on instinctive Alaskan bush ingenuity to preserve their life in the frontier town. But as devoted residents prepare for enormous change, their dream of isolation nearly costs them everything - including their lives.

EDGE OF ALASKA is produced by Twofour America, where Bernie Schaeffer, Ken Snow, Melanie Leach, Andrew Mackenzie, and David Eilenberg are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, David Freed is executive producer and Maryna Harrison is coordinating producer.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [september 2017]  


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