(New York, NY) – Deep in the wilderness of Alaska, accessible only by bush plane or treacherous dirt road lies McCarthy, population 42. One of America’s last frontier towns, only those with true skills and determination can survive in this harsh, remote environment. While many came here to escape modern society and live independent and free, one resident has a vision to capitalize on McCarthy’s scenic landscape for what could be one of America’s greatest and most unique tourism opportunities. Last season, with the forces of change set in motion the once tightknit community was left divided on McCarthy’s future. Now, as the dangerous hidden force behind these changes is revealed, the battle to preserve the McCarthy way of life reaches a point of no return in the all new season of EDGE OF ALASKA, premiering Sunday, October 23 at 10PM.
Having divided the town with his ambitious project to open the old Motherload copper mine to tourism, resident businessman Neil Darish’s impulsive decisions have now sent him over budget and behind schedule, forcing a mysterious silent investor to pay Neil a tense visit. Farmsteader Jeremy Keller, who came to McCarthy to raise his family off the grid, has always opposed Neil’s plans to profit and modernize. But now, with the threat of an outsider so dangerously close to taking over McCarthy, Jeremy and his family will face the greatest turning point of their lives.
EDGE OF ALASKA is produced by Twofour America, where Bernie Schaeffer, Roger Roddy, Melanie Leach and Andrew Mackenzie are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Mitchell Rosenbaum is executive producer and Lisbeth Lozano 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 100.8 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
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
Twofour America focuses on producing non-scripted original programming and adapting Twofour’s successful UK formats for the US market; delivering at the highest level across the spectrum of unscripted television. From highly original formats to passionate, character driven docu-series, Twofour is known for finding powerful, relatable characters and fascinating, authentic worlds. Equally at home with emotional and process driven narratives, the Company’s shows bring world-class storytelling to any subject.