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Alaska: The Last Frontier

Alaska: The Last Frontier

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Photo Credit:  Discovery Channel
  • Premiered: 
    December 29, 2011
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

The Kilchers, led by patriarch Atz Kilcher, have cultivated and for four generations have lived on their homestead in an isolated community outside Homer, Alaska. These men and women of the wild live off the land, spending the limited months of Summer and Fall gardening, hunting and fishing for food, gathering supplies from the land and preparing their animals' safety in preparation for surviving the harsh Alaskan winters. Most live completely off the grid, with no running water and no electricity - and are proud of it. Discovery debuted the Season 2 midseason premiere on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT, starting with late Fall, when half the herd returned early from the summer grazing grounds, forcing the Kilchers to drive the rest home across icy rivers. Discovery presented the Season 3 premiere of ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER, with a season opener that picked up eight months of winter, as Eivin and Atz Lee got caught overnight in backcountry hunting an Alaskan delicacy. ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER returned for its fourth season on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery. In Season 4, the Kilchers face unexpected and daunting challenges due to a historically warm winter. The Kilcher men join forces on an epic 30-mile mission over challenging terrain and dangerous melting glacial rivers to secure their hunting cabins at the Head of the Bay. Eivin and Eve juggle the demands of parenting their infant son Findlay, the latest generation to be born on the homestead, and relentless preparations for another Alaskan winter. Otto takes a novice team on the yearly cattle drive and tensions run high as the heat debilitates the herd. Atz Lee encounters a disaster when he takes Jane takes on her first black bear hunt. Atz Sr. defends the family's prized cattle herd against brown bear attacks, and Charlotte searches desperately for a missing newborn calf and its mother. Another Kilcher returns to the homestead to reclaim a simpler life for his family, while the family mourns the loss of a beloved fellow homesteader. Season 5 of ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER premiered on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery. This season Atz Lee calls upon his family for help as he embarks on an ambitious plan to follow in his grandfather Yule's footsteps, and build an all-new homestead from the ground up in a remote location deep in the wilderness, despite his wife Jane's strong resistance. Eve and Eivin continue to face new challenges as parents raising Findlay, their son who is now a toddler, as he begins to find his feet and explore his world on the homestead. Atz Sr.'s son Shane and wife Kelli make their return to the homestead, hoping to build their own rustic cabin with help from the entire Kilcher clan. Otto and Charlotte must take extra care in protecting their cattle, which includes camouflaging them at the head of the bay to safeguard them from predators. Also this season, the family is tested as never before when a twist of fate leads to a catastrophic accident. Discovery premiered the sixth season of ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 9-11pm ET/PT. In the new season, Jewel Kilcher, better known as "Jewel" grew up in Homer, Alaska, born into the rich heritage of homesteading. The Kilcher family has cultivated and inhabited their Alaskan homestead for generations, learning how to live off the land, hunt for food and survive the harsh Alaskan wilderness. After nearly seven years away, Jewel returns to rejoin her family on the homestead and give her young son a taste of how she grew up. Prior to Jewel's return, Mother Nature challenges the Kilcher family when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits, shaking the homestead to its core. In the wake of the natural disaster, the Kilchers scramble to recover, facing widespread damage in the form of dangerous landslides, muddy road collapses and the bonus of deadly gale force winds. With their way of life at risk, the Kilchers must learn to adapt to this new reality. The earthquake causes the first shakeup of the season but certainly not the last. Otto and Charlotte face their own mortality as Otto goes under the knife to fix his life-threatening hernia and Charlotte bids a final farewell to her mother. Eivin and Eve continue to focus on their own home but Eivin finds himself pulled to help his aging father more and more facing the realization that it's becoming time to step up. Meanwhile, Atz Lee and Jane remain at odds about his desire to move deeper into the Alaskan wild causing a rift in their relationship. Pushed to their limits by both nature and each other, the Kilchers must all come together as a family to sustain the free and simple life of homesteading they've chosen to proudly carry on.
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Season 7 of ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER premiered on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery. To guarantee a successful overhaul, the family will need to utilize every piece of heavy machinery in their arsenal to repair age-old structures, improve the family's water system, revamp fences, construct new buildings, and protect the animals. But first they must dig out from the worst snowstorm in four years. This season brings bigger builds and dangerous missions that could shape the future of the homestead forever. Singer-songwriter Jewel returns to the homestead and gets her hands dirty - felling trees and wrangling cattle with her father and brother. The Kilchers will face life-changing challenges that test family relationships while forcing them to think on their feet and test their limits. While the overhaul is the biggest challenge the Kilchers face this season, it certainly isn't the only challenge. The Kilchers band together and venture into the wilderness on a mission to rescue a marooned tractor that's crucial to finishing Shane and Kelli's long overdue cabin build on the homestead. Meanwhile, Otto and Jane, along with the help of their homesteading neighbors, travel over 140 miles to the distant shores of Kodiak Island for what could possibly be the most dangerous mission in the homestead's history... relocating a herd of wild buffalo by boat. Will the Kilchers finally be pushed to their limits or will they come together to ensure the family's legacy lives on for future generations?

This season, the series goes live. For two minutes each week, fans get direct live access to their favorite Kilchers- and the opportunity to ask them anything, in a fast-paced, off-the-cuff, completely unscripted, question-and-answer session.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by The Studio, formerly Discovery Studios (as Discovery Studios)

Settings

  • - Homer, Alaska USA