What is Outlast about? New Netflix reality series explained

Published: 2023-03-09T11:34:07

Updated: 2023-03-09T11:34:07

Outlast, a new reality series about “raw survival matches,” is about to hit Netflix — here’s everything you need to know.

When you hear Netflix, you think of Stranger Things, Wednesday, Squid Game, and others in its mammoth roster. However, the streaming platform has established itself as a go-to hub for reality TV.

Just look at Physical 100, the Korean show where contestants compete against each other in grueling, almost superhuman feats of strength and endurance. There’s also Below Deck and its endless stream of drama.

If the former is more to your taste, you’re in for a treat with Outlast, where “the toughest lone wolves must learn how to survive as a pack.”

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What is Outlast?

Outlast is a new reality series on Netflix. It follows 16 contestants who must work together in teams to survive the longest in the Alaskan wilderness.

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According to Tudum, “All 16 players are parachuted into the middle of the Alaskan wilderness during the fall – in other words, right when the threat of rain, freezing temperatures and bears becomes more real as winter approaches.

“After arriving, the players learn that they will not be fighting alone; instead, they must split into four different teams, and each team must set up camp in a different location.

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Executive producer Grant Kahler, who also worked on Alone and Castaways, said the show is “about people’s self-preservation versus their loyalty to others.”

How much is the Outlast prize money?

Up to $1 million in prize money is available for the winning Outlast players.

“To win the million dollar prize, no one can work alone; they must all rely on complete strangers to survive the unforgiving wilderness of Alaska as a team,” Netflix explains.

“Players can change teams at any time, leading to unexpected alliances, selfish maneuvers and decisions that can make or break the survival of any team. There is also no player vote in Outlast – the only way out is to give up.”

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Latest release date

Outlast will be released on Netflix on March 10, 2023.

The first season has eight 45-minute episodes, all appearing on the streaming platform at the same time.

That’s all we know about Outlast right now. Check back here for coverage when the show arrives on Netflix.

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