History Renews ‘Alone’ for Season 3

Alone Season 2 Cast
Larry Roberts, Justin Vititoe, Jose Martinez Amoedo, Tracy Wilson, Mary Kate Green, Desmond White, Randy Champagne, Mike Lowe, David McIntyre, and Nicole Apelian in ‘Alone’ season 2 (Photo by Brendan Meadows)

Season two of History’s Alone has yet to premiere and the network’s already given the survival series an order for a third season. The second season is set to kick off on April 21, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. Filming on season three, which will take place in South America rather than Vancouver Island, will begin in May.

Season one’s finale drew in 2.4 million viewers which was up 50% from the show’s premiere, according to the network. The ratings were high enough to make Alone season one the network’s #1 new non-fiction series. “The success of Alone truly speaks to the fact that there is simply nothing else like it on television,” stated Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming of HISTORY. “Season two truly takes the series to the next level and gives us the confidence to trigger season three immediately.”

The Alone Plot: The series places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the wilderness and the contestants have one mission: to stay alive. There are no camera crews, no teams, and no gimmicks. At stake is a $500,000 cash prize awarded to the person who can last the longest. Equipped only with limited gear, their wilderness experience, and cameras to self-document their journeys, these brave men and women are completely separated from one another in harsh, unforgiving terrain. To survive, they must find food and water, build shelters and fend off predators. They will face extreme isolation, psychological distress, and treacherous environmental conditions as they descend into the unknown.