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The Colony 2

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‘The Colony', a controlled experiment that places ordinary people in a simulated post-catastrophic environment, returns. Season two introduces a new group of volunteers with differing backgrounds and skills, to watch how they will survive and rebuild in a world without electricity, running water, government or outside communication. The colonists - who include a teacher, carpenter and auto mechanic - must work to utilise and strengthen their exploration, technology and survival skills. The programme features input from experts in homeland security, engineering, psychology and the medical community, with insight into what the future could look like after a biological disaster. Empty buildings, weedy streets and the backwoods are all the colonists have to work with as they scavenge essentials for survival while fending off threats such as wild animals and malicious outsiders. Throughout, they face daunting physical and emotional challenges as they attempt to survive in an unknown world.