Just ahead of the premiere of the new National Geographic series, ‘Life Below Zero: First Alaskans’, it’s been revealed by Deadline, that the series has been renewed for a second season.
This new series is a spin-off of the long-running, “Life Below Zero” show and on indigenous Alaska natives, who “walk in two worlds: one of traditional ways and one of 21st century challenges… Life Below Zero: First Alaskans follows new Alaska Natives as they use sophisticated techniques and methods passed down from generation to generation to thrive in some of the most brutal environments.”
The first season will debut with back to back episodes on Monday 30th May on the National Geographic channel in the US, with new episodes dropping on Tuesdays afterwards. No Disney+ release date has yet been confirmed.
Alan Eyres, senior vice president of production and development for National Geographic said in a statement:
“The heart of the Life Below Zero franchise has always been the ingenuity, resilience and spirit of the individuals who survive and thrive in one of the harshest and most beautiful environments in the world, which Alaska Natives have been doing for thousands of years. With this second season of Life Below Zero: First Alaskans, we are honored to have been given the opportunity to capture more of the daily lives, cultures, customs and traditions of our Alaska Native cast members and allow our audience to hear more of their stories.”
Valerie Bruce, general manager of BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions, said in a statement.
“With our commitment to honoring the traditions of the Natives peoples and communities who have trusted us to share their stories, First Alaskans represents an important new chapter in our Life Below Zero franchise, known for capturing the majesty of the Alaskan wilderness and chronicling the lives of those who call it home. This season 2 greenlight affirms the strength of the Life Below Zero franchise we have built over the past decade with our supportive partners at National Geographic and reflects our shared belief in the brand and what it stands for.”
Joseph Litzinger executive produces Life Below Zero and Life Below Zero: First Alaskans. For BBC Studios LA Productions, Krystal Whitney is vice president of current programming; for National Geographic, Kevin Tao Mohs is executive producer.
Are you looking forward to this new series?