Season 10 of the popular nonfiction survival series Alone airs this Thursday, June 8, on The HISTORY Channel (A+E Network). Produced by the award-winning media company Wavelength Entertainment, in collaboration with ITV and Creative Saskatchewan, the show follows ten survivalists who were dropped off last fall in undisclosed, remote locations near Reindeer Lake, approximately 220 kilometres northeast of La Ronge.
Welcomed by the Woodland Cree First Nation, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, and the Government of Saskatchewan, shooting Alone landed the participants in an extremely rugged location. Equipped with just a few survival tools, and camera gear to self-document their experiences, contestants fight to survive in the harsh, unforgiving conditions - the last remaining contestant who endures these conditions wins a $500,000 grand prize.
Creative Saskatchewan provided $818,534 to the production through the Feature Film and TV Production Grant.
Alone has an estimated Saskatchewan spend of over $2.3 million, mainly in the northern region.
In the last two years, annual funding for Creative Saskatchewan's Feature Film and Television Production Grant has grown from $2 million to $12 million.
This investment is expected to see an estimated $4.3 million of positive economic outputs back into Saskatchewan.
"Film is an industry just like agriculture, mining, or oil and gas," Wavelength Entertainment Producer Chris Triffo said. "I want all the young people to know that this is a viable career. I love Saskatchewan, and I'm not leaving."
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for both the series and the format for Alone. It airs on The HISTORY Channel on Thursday nights.