Sharpen ya bow-and-arrows, we’re about to get a local adaptation of the cult reality survival series, Alone.
SBS has put its hand up for Alone Australia, with filming set to begin mid-year to air in early 2023.
It was revealed along with a string of other new and continuing shows for the broadcaster as part of its belated Upfronts event from 2021.
Every broadcaster presents an Upfronts event every year, where program line-ups are showcased. Last year, SBS postponed theirs.
Alone Australia will follow the concept of Alone over a 10-episode season.
Think Survivor but the contestants (all with actual expert survival skills) are dropped off into separate parts of a remote wilderness location with no crew or producers. They are completely alone with their skills and a couple of GoPro cameras.
Sounds low-key, but this show is an absolute beast.
The contestants face nature, hunger and ultimately themselves as they try to survive as long as possible with a very limited amount of survival equipment.
They can ‘tap out’ at any time for any reason, and some reasons are unlucky, like getting a fish hook stuck in your hand within the first week, but also heartbreaking… such as the mental challenge of loneliness.
The one survivalist who lasts the longest wins a life-changing cash prize.
If you haven’t seen it, you can check out previous series on SBS On Demand, where the show has over 18-million-chapter-views, second only to The Handmaid’s Tale since it launched.