National Geographic’s popular Life Below Zero franchise is expanding with the announcement of a new spinoff, Life Below Zero: First Alaskans.

Jody Potts from the cast of LIFE BELOW ZERO: FIRST ALASKANS. (Photo credit: BBC Worldwide Productions)

Jody Potts from the cast of LIFE BELOW ZERO: FIRST ALASKANS. (Photo credit: BBC Worldwide Productions)

What’s Happening:

  • At the TCA Summer Press Tour, National Geographic Content president Courteney Monroe made several announcements, which included a new Life Below Zero spinoff called Life Below Zero: First Alaskans.
  • Viewers and critics have loved all iterations of the Emmy-winning Life Below Zero, which chronicles how people live off the land in the most extreme conditions on Earth.
  • In Life Below Zero: First Alaskans, viewers will see the native peoples of Alaska as they fight to preserve their threatened way of life and culture.
  • In addition to the new diversity on camera, the production team, crew and cultural consultants on the series have deep connections to Alaska.
  • Life Below Zero: First Alaskans begins production this September in collaboration between National Geographic and BBC Studios.
  • Executive producers include Travis Shakespeare, Joseph Litzinger and Kevin Tao Mohs. Alan Eyres is senior vice president of production and development.
  • After the National Geographic premiere, Life Below Zero: First Alaskans will be streaming on Disney+.
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