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Alone Australia Season 2 Returns 27 March | Meet the Cast

15/02/2024

Alone Australia Season 2 Returns 27 March | Meet the Cast

15 February, 2024

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Smash hit series Alone Australia returns Wednesday 27 March on SBS and SBS on Demand Images available here

New trailer here

Meet the cast teasers here

The record-breaking smash hit survival series Alone Australia returns Wednesday 27 March at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS On Demand. This time, 10 Australian survivalists will be dropped into the extreme and wild terrain of New Zealand's South Island (Aotearoa's Te Waipounamu), where they face the ultimate test of human will.

In this trailblazing 10-part documentary series, participants are 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?

Dehydration, starvation, relentless rain, snow, freezing subantarctic fronts, Roaring Forties winds and the always imminent threat of tree avalanches, earthquakes, and landslides. These are just some of the hurdles they face in their mission to outlast everyone else.

With no camera crews or help from the production team, they must fend for themselves, sourcing food, water, shelter, and warmth using only their wits, 10 carefully selected survival items, and the natural resources at hand. And for the first time on Alone Australia, participants are permitted to hunt with bow and arrow. With wild pig, possum, tahr and red deer for the take, this raises the stakes and the intensity in their quest for sustenance and survival.

Unable to contact other participants and unaware of who remains in the competition, the 10 must battle their own emotional, psychological, and physical limits. Self-documenting their struggles, triumphs, and daily survival, this is the ultimate test of endurance, with only three ways to exit - voluntary tap out, medical extraction or as the winner.

This season, delve deeper into each episode with SBS Audio's companion podcast Alone Australia: The Podcast - hosted by Alone Australia Season 1 winner Gina Chick and SBS Presenter and Alone superfan Darren Mara. Listen in weekly from Friday 29 March as they debrief each episode. They'll unpick every success, mistake, near-miss, and lesson learnt with special guests including S2 cast, S1 alumni, series creators and well-known fans of the show. Catch the podcast on SBS On Demand, SBS Australia on YouTube, the SBS Audio app or wherever you get your podcasts.

SBS Head of Unscripted Joseph Maxwell said: Alone Australia became the breakout TV hit of 2023 and most successful original show in SBS history. The series is unique. It's real, unfiltered and authentic and this struck a chord with viewers. We're so thrilled to premiere a second season in which the stakes are raised even higher and for Australia to get to know and love our new cast.

ITV Studios Australia's Chief Content Officer, Beth Hart, said: The success of Alone Australia has been extraordinary. Australian audiences have completely resonated with this very human survival experience, amplified by the sheer isolation and unknown wilderness. This year we have upped the ante. ITV Studios Australia is truly excited for season two to be unveiled, as this year's participants face the fiercest challenge yet in the breathtaking but brutal South Island of New Zealand. The nail-biting stories, ten new survivalists and extreme conditions will not disappoint!

ANDREAS, 42

Personal Trainer & Subsistence Hunter, NSW

First Look at Andreas here

A Swedish-Australian subsistence hunter who enjoys mountain-biking on weekends, Andreas works full time as an elite personal trainer. For a former model living the inner-city life, it may surprise most to discover that Andreas supplies over 90% of the protein he and his partner consume through wild hunting and fishing. He butchers, processes and stores all parts of the animals he procures for his household's food supply.

While a youth spent in Sweden honed his outdoor and fishing skills, Andreas' hunting expertise was acquired after moving to Australia. He quickly decided that bow hunting was his preferred method and has since spent years dedicating himself to becoming an educated and skilled ethical hunter.

Having grown up in Sweden, he is no stranger to cold weather, but the punishing rain and humidity of a cold rainforest environment is going to present a whole new challenge.

I'm confident my body can handle this. I have tested myself in the past, but there's a big

difference between holding your breath for four minutes versus staying out in the bush for

three months

CHACE, 27

Defence Force Combat Engineer, QLD

First Look at Chace here

Chace's bushcraft and survival skillset comes as an amalgamation of experiential skills from outdoor adventures on the land with family and trained skills obtained from instruction and practice through the military.

As a combat engineer, exploring and surveying unknown environments for strategic assessment are all part of Chace's regular daily activity, further contributing to his ability to think tactically and pivot quickly - critical skills for adapting to the foreign land he's about to be dropped into.

Chace is a capable and practised big game hunter who is confident about his ability to sustain himself through this experience. He learnt to hunt with a recurve bow early and he successfully hunts both big and small game.

This baby-faced reconnaissance soldier is the youngest of the cast. He'll miss his dogs and his partner Amy.

Being Alone is a dream come true. Growing up, I didn't watch Bob the Builder' I'd be

out trying to hunt grandpa's rabbits. I've litera
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