Constant freezing temperatures below -40 degrees, snow-covered landscapes, and home to some of the most diverse wildlife — The Arctic Region immediately brings these elements to our minds when we try to imagine it. Sounds almost dreamy! But, did you know that this northernmost part of our planet is one of the harshest places to survive? Yes, here, nature is at its fiercest, most menacing avatar.
So, what is ‘Alone’ all about? It is an American reality TV show that revolves around a group of individuals, who document their survival in the wilderness. They can attempt to stay as long as possible with limited means and equipment, zero human contact, and the facility of periodical medical check-ups. They can choose to “tap out” at any time or may be evicted if medical conditions demand. The finalist who stays the longest wins a grand cash prize of $5,00,000.
Executive produced by Russ McCarroll, Zachary Behr, Gretchen Palek, Nathaniel Lukas, Shawn Witt, Zachary Green, Ryan Pender, David George, and Brent Montgomery, season 1 of ‘Alone’ premiered on History on June 18, 2015. After spanning five seasons, this survival series was renewed for a sixth installment, which debuted on the platform on June 6, 2019. Here’s everything we know about the latest season.
Alone Cast: Who is in it?
‘Alone’ features 10 contestants who attempt to endure the incredibly hostile conditions. The cast members of sixth season include: disaster preparedness instructor Nathan Donnelly; primitive technology instructor, Donny Dust; construction worker, Jordan Jonas; self-defense instructor, Barry Karcher; search and rescue K9 handler, Ray Livingston; SERE instructor, Brady Nicholls; ancestral skills teacher, Woniya Thibeault; wilderness guide, Nikki van Schyndel; homesteader, Michelle Wohlberg; and hunting guide, Tim Backus.
All of the contestants are natives of either the US or Canada and aged between 35 – 55. They star as the fearless 10 in the latest installment of the show. Although after looking at the intros, some candidates might seem more promising than others, we ought to remember that in the end, it’s persistence that matters. In fact, this is the universal mantra for surviving in any challenging scenario.
Alone Plot: What is it about?
Survival of the fittest in the middle of nowhere — this is the crux of the entire plot of ‘Alone’. The general format of the documentary series follows 10 contestants who are stranded in some of the remotest regions. Featured places in the show are Northern Vancouver Island (seasons 1,2, and 4), Patagonia (season 3), Northern Mongolia (season 5), and Great Slave Lake (season 6). Usually set during the months of autumn, when the approaching winter increases the risks and stakes further, it places the participants in locations so that they cannot contact one another.