‘The Colony’ Returns to Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel’s The Colony began its second season last week, exploring whether a group of colonists can survive and rebuild in a world without electricity, running water, government or outside communication. The series is not a competition, but rather a controlled experiment that places volunteers (ordinary people) in a simulated post-catastrophic environment as a test of their personal will and survival skills. This season, The Colony participants are placed in a scenario of a biological disaster.

In the latest episode, the colonists try to power an engine so they can recharge their power tools in hopes of securing their surroundings. They develop a plan to fuel the engine using pig fat. Can they render their own biofuel? Find out on tonight’s all-new episode of The Colony at 10pm ET/PT.

You can also find out how a devastating pandemic would affect you, your friends and your loved ones by taking part in special social media simulation. The online experience connects with your personal Facebook account and integrates your friends into your individual experience. To take part, visit jointhecolony.com.