The History Channel is expanding the footprint of its popular survival series Alone with a pair of new series extensions from Leftfield Pictures, Alone: The Skills Challenge and Alone: Frozen, as well as a one-hour special that will serve as a preview of the latter.
Premiering on August 4, the 12-episode Alone: The Skills Challenge features three former Alone participants competing in survival build challenges created by another ex-participant, with one survivalist going on to be deemed the winner. Competitors will be judged on their ingenuity, execution and completion of each task.
Launching one week later on August 11, Alone: Frozen (pictured) sees six of Alone‘s strongest participants from previous seasons return to test survival skills on the frigid North Atlantic Coast of Labrador, Canada, just as winter sets in. Facing extreme conditions — including howling winds, constant rain and some of North America’s fiercest cold-weather predators — the competitors will try to stick it out 50 days to claim a share of a $500,000 cash prize.
Prior to the two new series, History will also debut the new one-hour special Alone: Frozen Before the Freeze on July 28, which will reintroduce viewers to the participants of Alone: Frozen and preview what they’ll be going through in the series.
Alone: The Skills Challenge and Alone: Frozen are produced for History by Leftfield Pictures, an ITV America company. Shawn Witt, Ryan Pender and Dan Bree are executive producers for Leftfield on Alone: The Skills Challenge, with Zachary G. Behr and Amy Savitsky serving as executive producers for The History Channel. Witt, Pender and Chet Burns serve as executive producers for Leftfield on Alone: Frozen, with Behr handling EP duties for History.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for both the series and format of Alone, as well as for Alone: The Skills Challenge and Alone: Frozen.
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