Discovery Channel returns to one of America’s last frontier towns for the final time… but the most epic journey is just beginning. Accessible only by dirt road and foot bridge, McCarthy, Alaska, is home to residents who have come – or stayed – for its independence from modern society. But a local businessman has made a decision that will change isolated McCarthy forever: he is selling off the entire town to the highest bidder. Can the mainstays bunker down for good, or will they be forced to flee for solitude elsewhere? The final chapter of Discovery’s EDGE OF ALASKA begins Sunday, October 8 at 10pm ET/PT.
In 1999, Jeremy Keller ventured to McCarthy to escape present society in exchange for beautiful, remote scenery and isolation. Years later, Jeremy is embarking on his most ambitious project yet – establishing a completely self-sufficient homestead to sustain his family legacy for generations. But to achieve his dreams of a fully-functional homestead, he will have to barter hard work and fair exchange with other locals, including longtime rival Neil Darish.
After years of working to transform McCarthy into a tourist attraction, Neil Darish is looking to sell his many McCarthy properties in the hopes of a big payday. The preparation requires months of repair and upgrade, requiring him to barter with farmsteaders like Jeremy Keller. As Neil prepares for a major sale and Jeremy works tirelessly to complete his homestead, tensions rise as the two adversaries travel down an explosive collision course towards the finish line.
The final season of EDGE OF ALASKA experiences journeys more dangerous than ever. The residents of McCarthy must traverse treacherous terrain and rely on instinctive Alaskan bush ingenuity to preserve their life in the frontier town. But as devoted residents prepare for enormous change, their dream of isolation nearly costs them everything – including their lives.