National Geographic Channel Extends Off-The-Grid Reality Series ‘Life Below Zero’ (Exclusive)

The cable network will air new episodes dubbed “Life Below Zero: The Thaw” starting in late-October

National Geographic has returned to Alaska for more of its critically acclaimed series, “Life Below Zero.”

The cable network will air new episodes dubbed “Life Before Zero: The Thaw” starting Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 10/9c.

Produced by BBC Worldwide’s Adjacent productions, “The Thaw” is a continuation of Season 1 which aired earlier this year. The new episodes capture the series’ adventurous cast as they cope with the challenges of spring’s return.

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And while it may seem that nothing could beat the harsh winter these off-the-grid Alaska households faced, the changing of the season presents its own set of dangers. With the arrival of spring comes wild animals waking from their hibernation and looking to quench their hunger. The melting of the snow and ice pushes the waters to new levels. Plus, the race to stock up new rations before winter hits again begins.

Along with returning cast members Sue Aikens, Chip and Agnes Hailstone, and Andy and Kate Bassich, the cameras follow Glenn Villenuve. The subsistence hunter lives 60 miles away from the nearest road and has no power and no running water while living totally off the land.

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Elli Hakami, Travis Shakespeare and Jane Tranter executive-produced the series for Adjacent with exec producer Kevin Mohs from National Geographic Channel.

Get a new point of view on the series in TheWrap’s exclusive video above.

  • jay

    “With the arrival of spring comes wild animals waking from their hibernation and looking to quench their hunger.” Isn’t it satiate hunger? One quenches a thirst.

  • Betty

    No Eric? :(

  • Mary B

    Why did Eric not return ?? Is it because of his hunting tourism ? Will he return in the winter ??