The History Channel is expanding its survival reality franchise Alone, with orders for two new spin-off shows – Alone: The Skills Challenge and Alone: Frozen.
Both shows will be produced by ITV America label Leftfield Pictures, with the 12-part Alone: The Skills Challenge, which launches 4 August, following three former Alone participants as they compete head-to-head in creative build challenges devised by one of their peers.
Using only basic tools and the natural resources around them, only one survivalist will be deemed the winner, proving they have the skills needed to thrive in the wilderness.
Eight-part Alone: Frozen will meanwhile debut on 11 August and sees six of the strongest participants from past seasons of Alone undertake survival journeys just as the North Atlantic winter is about to begin in Labrador, Canada, for a chance to win their share of a $500,000 prize.
The new shows will follow upcoming one-hour special Alone: Frozen Before The Freeze, which premieres on 28 July, and offers an inside look at Alone: Frozen and the participants undertaking this extreme challenge.
Shawn Witt, Ryan Pender and Dan Bree serve as executive producers for Leftfield Pictures on Alone: The Skills Challenge, alongside Zachary G. Behr and Amy Savitsky for The History Channel. Witt and Pender also exec produce Alone: Frozen, alongside Chet Burns for Leftfield Pictures, while Behr exec produces for The History Channel.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for both the series and the format for Alone, with season nine of original series currently airing on The History Channel. A previous spin-off, Alone: The Beast, premiered in 2020.