TV’s most intense survival series, “Alone,” returns for season nine Thursday, May 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT only on The HISTORY Channel, followed by season two of the non-fiction series “Kings of Pain.” at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
This season on “Alone”, for the very first time, ten candidates FIGHT TO SURVIVE in the bitter wilderness of the northeast shores of Labrador, Canada – a place known to be the hunting ground of the predatory polar bear. Survivors are dropped off at remote, undisclosed locations and equipped with just ten survival tools and enough photo gear to document their experiences themselves.
The survivalist who endures the longest, in the face of total isolation, harsh weather conditions and deadly predators, will win the grand prize of $500,000. No film crews. No gimmicks. “Alone” is the ultimate test of human will.
From the ultimate test to a very painful test, “Kings of Pain” returns with wildlife biologist Adam Thorn and professional animal trainer “Caveman” Rob Alleva as they continue their scientific journey to get bitten and stung by some of the most dangerous and vicious animals. biting insects around the world – from an Arizona bark scorpion to a Mexican beaded lizard – to create the complete and comprehensive guide to the story of pain that will ultimately help save lives.
Season nine of “Alone” places the survivors in a place with some of the harshest weather conditions yet. Enduring wet, snowy and unforgiving conditions, survivalists’ building ingenuity, mental will and general wilderness skills are put to good use THE TEST as they must build their own shelters, forage for their own food, and overcome many obstacles and dangerous predators in hopes of being the last person standing.
Additionally, season nine will continue to captivate audiences with the introduction of two new original digital content series, “The Ride Back” (working title) and “Shelter from the Storm” (working title). In both series, fans will have exclusive access to never-before-seen moments through enhanced VOD episodes and digital playlists available only on The HISTORY Channel’s official website and apps.
“The Ride Back” (wt) will offer an in-depth look at the raw emotions each survivalist felt on their journeys before deciding to retire, from intimate camera conversations to the unfiltered moments just before leaving solitary confinement, through candid interviews and footage from their journey to the base where it all began.
Alternatively, “Shelter from the Storm” (wt) will provide an enhanced overview of candidate shelters, including pros, cons, do’s and don’ts that ultimately lead to success or failure. disaster for hopeful survivors.
On a mission to test as many animals as possible and continue to build on entomologist Dr. Justin O. Schmidt’s sting pain index from 1983, this new season of “Kings of Pain” captures Thorn and Alleva testing both native and non-native species from all around the world from a centralized location in Southern California to maximize their time.
Following in the footsteps of the first season, each hour-long episode chronicles the two men as they safely extract the animals and perform the bite or sting on each other. They then rank their average pain results, including intensity, duration, and damage, and provide personal pictures of shocking consequences and side effects.
On-site doctor and venom expert Dr. Ben Abo returns to monitor their health and well-being during more than two dozen stings and bites and to describe to viewers exactly what physical and physiological reactions are occurring in their bodies. . Along this journey, viewers also learn about each animal’s story and their often uncomfortable relationship with humans.
The deadly wildlife featured in this ten-episode season includes the orange baboon tarantula, black-throated monitor lizard, imported red ants, brown widow spider, giant desert centipede, horrid KING assassin bug, double bar rabbitfish, electric eel, California horn shark and blue tang – just to name a few.
“Alone” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Leftfield Pictures (an ITV America company). Shawn Witt, Ryan Pender and Dan Bree serve as executive producers at Leftfield Pictures. Zachary G. Behr is executive producer of The HISTORY Channel.
“Kings Of Pain” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Propagate. Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Isabel San Vargas and Russell Ford serve as executive producers, with David Carr serving as executive producer and showrunner for Propagate. Eli Lehrer, Mary E. Donahue and Max Micallef are the executive producers of The HISTORY Channel.
A+E Networks owns worldwide distribution rights for the series and format of “Alone” and “Kings of Pain.”
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Watch the promo for the new season of Alone here:
Watch the promo for the second season of THE KINGS OF PAIN here: