The Last Alaskans is a documentary reality series on the Animal Planet that originally premiered in May of 2015. The first season of the series consisted of eight parts. Season Two of the reality series premiered on April 12th, 2016 and will air exclusively on The Discovery Channel this season. Season One of #LastAlaskans followed four families in the Alaskan frontier as they prepared for the upcoming winter ahead of them where they expected to face temperatures as much as fifty degrees below zero. This series really gives viewers an insider look into what it is like to live in isolated, desolate conditions “on the brink of extinction”.
All the way back in 1980, the U.S Government made a ban against new people moving in to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The protected area is home to a lot of wildlife, a whole lot of terrain, and a few permitted cabins, which a few families live in. Most of the permits will run out over the course of the next century, and nobody will be permitted to live there anymore.
The first season of The Last Alaskan explored the day-to-day lives of the four families living on the refuge including Heimo and Edna Korth, Ray Lewis and his family, Bob Harte, and Tyler and Ashley Seldon.
During it’s first season, the show received the second highest of all of the ratings on the Animal Channeland it was quickly renewed for another season. People seem to love the intrigue of the unknown, the last frontier and the thrill of people trying to survive at the very depths of the most desolate and isolated places in society.
What can we expect to see in season two of the series? We are sure that there will be much focus on Heimo and Edna Gorth. Heimo is considered to be the “Godfather” of the north. When he was a teenager, he left Wisconsin to become a” mountain man” in Alaska and he hasn’t been back since. He and his wife raised four daughters in the Alaskan frontier. He comes with some pretty solid advice, “Keep you mind together and keep yourself alive”. Much of the focus on season one was on Heimo and his wife, and we’re anticipating that much of the focus will be on them and how they have faired in season two.
There is also a rumor that Bob Harte’s health is failing him and he may need to leave the refuge this season. We hear that Bob gets a visit from his ex-wife, Nancy, who he is still good friends with to talk about whether it is a good idea for him to continue living out in the rugged outback. Overall though, we hear Bob has come to terms with his situation, and has accepted that he will be moving back in to town to hopefully regain some of his physical and emotional strength.
Will the show be returning for a third season?
As of right now, we have yet to hear an official announcement from Discovery Channel as to whether or not the show will return for a third season. The reality series has been quite popular throughout the first two seasons. Featuring beautiful cinematography, aerial shots, and a glimpse of what life is really like in the rustic wild, fans have been very much intrigued by this show and we are definitely thinking the series will be returning for a third season.
What do you think will happen if the series is renewed? Will we still be able to see Bob Harte if he is back in town dealing with his failing health? Will have any
What do you think of this series? Do you think it stands out from the rest of the reality series out there, which focus on people choosing to rough it in isolated locations? Will you watch a third season if it is released? Weigh in and let us know your thoughts and reactions! As always, stay tuned for status updates for the show!