Cult-hit survival series Alone Australia finally has a premiere date.
The show sees ten Australian survivalists dropped in the remote wilds of Western Tasmania/ lutruwita, completely isolated from the world and each other, stripped of modern possessions, contact and comforts, to self-document their experience – the last one standing winning $250,000. Challenged by the merciless forces of nature, hunger, and perhaps the toughest challenge of all: loneliness, who will survive the longest?
Alone Australia is not your average survival series. There are no scripts, no camera crews, no engineered challenges, no voting, no gimmicks, and no help from the production team. The 10 must do their best to survive and self-document their respective adventures in total isolation, relying completely on themselves for food, water, shelter, and warmth, to stay alive using nothing but what’s in their pack and what the habitat around them provides, all against the backdrop of a landscape that presents as many dangers as it does wonders – an unrelentingly cold and wet Tasmanian West Coast winter.
With zero information about the other participants, and no knowledge of how many still remain, participants will push themselves for as long as they can. Only when they reach their absolute personal or physical limits will they ‘tap out’, one by one, until only one survivalist remains. It is the ultimate test of human will.
SBS Head of Unscripted Joseph Maxwell says the format is a worldwide sensation.
“Alone Australia is raw, authentic, and truly unique. At its core, it’s about people – what it is that challenges us, drives us, and motivates us as human beings. The relentless effects of nature, hunger, and solitude result in a very real examination of who we are as people. Across all the stories we tell at SBS, we want audiences to connect to the stories and experiences of diverse Australians.”
The 11-part documentary series will premiere with a double episode on Wednesday 29 March at 7.30pm, and continue weekly from 8.30pm, on SBS and SBS On Demand. It will be available to stream with subtitles in five languages: Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese and Korean. There will also be audio description for blind or vision-impaired audiences.