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Published On: Tue, Sep 17th, 2019

‘Alaska The Last Frontier’ returns to Discovery Channel on October 6

For over 80 years, generations of Kilchers have survived on the Alaskan homestead, passing down valuable lessons, techniques and skills while continuously learning new homestead practices necessary for the preservation of their unique Alaskan lifestyle. Now, the next generation must rise up like never before and take on new challenges and fresh opportunities to lead the Kilcher family into the future. The brand-new season of ALASKA THE LAST FRONTIER premieres Sunday, October 6 at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel.

Weather on the homestead has become more unpredictable than ever and the Kilchers must strike back against a rapidly changing Alaskan wilderness. A warmer, earlier spring has prematurely melted most of the winter snow, turning the homestead pastureland into a life-threatening muddy swamp for their cattle.  To help their livestock thrive, Otto Kilcher uses a spark of his mechanical genius to get his heavy-duty dozer, a workhorse of a machine with a long history of helping build Alaska, working again so he can clear new grazing land for the cows.

Throughout the season, the family will need to use proven Kilcher ingenuity on their quest for survival. A primary goal for the Kilchers is to expand their grazing land to remote Perl Island, an area without predators that will keep their animals safe. But the island’s tumultuous weather and perilous seas make it dangerous for the Kilchers to travel there safely. In addition, for the first-time ever in the series, Kilcher women Jane and Eve embark on the first hunt of the season, making their mark as leaders of the Kilcher family.

This season is a true test of the tribe as the Kilchers continue to balance the need for progress while holding strong to family tradition.

In addition to watching the series on Discovery, viewers can check out new episodes each week by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ATLF, and follow Alaska: The Last Frontier on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

ALASKA THE LAST FRONTIER is produced for Discovery Channel by Discovery Studios. For Discovery Studios, Brigham Cottam, Molly Mayock, Sandy Varo Jarrell and Suzanne Rauscher are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Gretchen Morning and John Slaughter are executive producers and Cameron Doyle is coordinating producer.

About Discovery Channel:

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

 


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