9:00am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'Edge of Alaska' Gets Second-Season Order at Discovery Channel (Exclusive)
Discovery Channel has renewed Edge of Alaska for a second season.
The show centers on the Alaskan town of McCarthy, with a population of 42, that's accessible only by bush plane or treacherous dirt road. Many of its residents have chosen to live in McCarthy to escape modern society, but local resident Neil Darish is hoping to capitalize on the town's scenic landscape and tourism opportunities, posing a threat to the community's way of life. The end of the first season saw the town's residents divided on its future.
The second season, which explores themes of good vs. evil and old vs. new, finds Darish overbudget and behind schedule in his ambitious project to open the old Motherlode copper mine to tourism, thanks to some impulsive decisions. As a result, a mysterious silent investor pays him a tense visit.
Meanwhile, farmsteader Jeremy Keller, who came to McCarthy to raise his family off the grid, has always opposed Darish's plans to profit and modernize. But now, with the threat of an outsider dangerously close to taking over McCarthy, Keller and his family will face what may be the biggest challenge of their lives.
Season 2 is set to premiere at 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.
Edge of Alaska is produced by Twofour America. 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.
Watch an exclusive preview below.