SBS to launch Alone Australia in late March

SBS’s first local version of Alone will air on with a double episode on Wednesday 29 March at 7.30pm, and continue weekly from 8.30pm.

The 11-part documentary series Alone Australia sees Ten Australians dropped in the remote wilds of Western Tasmania completely isolated from the world and each other, stripped of modern possessions, contact and comforts, to self-document their experience – the last one standing winning $250,000. It was first announced at the SBS upfronts in late 2022. 

The American version of Alone S1-8 and Alone: Beast, plus Alone Denmark, Alone Norway and Alone Sweden are already available on SBS On Demand.

SBS head of unscripted, Joseph Maxwell, said: “For those not already indoctrinated, Alone is a worldwide sensation. The US and Scandinavian series have been an extraordinary hit with Australian audiences on SBS, becoming the most successful factual franchise in the history of SBS On Demand with more than 10 million hours consumed.

“Now, we’re bringing the first ever local version to Australia, exclusive to SBS. Alone Australia is raw, authentic, and truly unique. At its core, it’s about people – what it is that challenges us, drives us, and motivates us as human beings. The relentless effects of nature, hunger, and solitude result in a very real examination of who we are as people. Across all the stories we tell at SBS, we want audiences to connect to the stories and experiences of diverse Australians.”

L-R Michael, Duane, Gina, Peter, Jimmy, Chris, Kate, Beck, Rob & Mike

Alone Australia has no scripts, no camera crews, no engineered challenges, no votings, and no help from the production team. The competitors must do their best to survive and self-document their respective adventures in total isolation, relying completely on themselves for food, water, shelter, and warmth, to stay alive using nothing but what’s in their pack and what the habitat around them provides.

With zero information about the other participants, and no knowledge of how many still remain, participants will push themselves for as long as they can. Only when they reach their absolute personal or physical limits will they ‘tap out’, one by one, until only one remains.

Alone Australia will also be available to stream on SBS On Demand with subtitles in five languages: Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese and Korean.

Alone Australia is an ITV Studios Australia production for SBS.


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