The second season of the National Geographic documentary series, “Life Below Zero: First Alaskans” is going to be coming to Disney+ in the United States on June 7th 2023. The series is going to premiere on the National Geographic channel on Tuesday, 2nd May 2023, with episodes being released weekly.
This series is a spinoff of the fan-favourite and multiple Emmy Award-winning franchise “Life Below Zero”, “Life Below Zero: First Alaskans” brings viewers to the unforgiving Alaskan landscape, giving them the unique opportunity to enter a world that Indigenous Alaskans have inhabited for thousands of years but one which is rapidly changing every day. “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. Indigenous Alaskans walk in two worlds: one of traditional ways and one of 21st-century challenges.
The spirit of the land guides Alaska Natives through every season. Tig Strassburg passes on knowledge and skills to his seven children. The younger Apassingoks become the village providers. Joel Jacko combines traditional and modern methods. Jody Potts-Joseph builds a new life in her native village. Marvin Agnot upholds coastal subsistence. And John and Teresa Pingayak train the next generation.
“Life Below Zero: First Alaskans” is the first nonfiction series on the network with a cast of Alaska Natives at its focus as the crew and cameras are granted access into a whole new world of storytelling, cultures and customs. The series not only features Indigenous peoples on camera but also prioritizes diversity within the production and is partnering with a variety of cultural consultants and language translators to help bring these incredible stories to light in each episode. The core production team includes Native field and post producers as well as Native graphic designers, musicians and storytellers to create a cohesive and authentic feel that highlights multiple rich and historic cultures.
“Life Below Zero: First Alaskans” marks the latest expansion of the long-term production partnership on the LIFE BELOW ZERO franchise between National Geographic and BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions. Joseph Litzinger executive produces the series. For BBC Studios LA Productions, Krystal Whitney is vice president of current programming, and Valerie Bruce is general manager. For National Geographic, Kevin Tao Mohs is executive producer, and Alan Eyres is senior vice president of production and development. Since its debut, LIFE BELOW ZERO has filmed more than 200 episodes and has earned seven Emmy Awards.
The first season of “Life Below Zero: First Alaskans” is available to stream now on Disney+.
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