About the Show
A group of international contestants agree to test their will to survive and their sanity in an unforgiving Siberian wilderness for the chance to win $500,000.
When 16 contestants from around the world are dropped off by helicopter in an ancient Siberian wilderness with only the clothes on their backs, they find themselves in an extreme survival adventure and social experiment with no rules or help from producers or the outside world. Leaders and followers emerge, and the contestants' survival is constantly being challenged in unexpected and literally life-threatening ways. Everything is on the line as they struggle against the elements - human and inhuman, natural and unnatural - in a place where misfortune abounds, and the fragile fabric of their new society is woven and torn apart from day to day. It is a study of humans under great stress who are relentlessly tested with sudden, frightening events and situations gone horribly wrong.
The cast features Joyce Giraud ("Tyler Perry's House of Payne," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"), Johnny Wactor ("Army Wives," "Vampire Diaries"), Esther Anderson ("Home and Away," "Breathless"), who is a Gold and Silver Nominee (Australia's equivalent to the Emmy), Miljan Milosevic ("Fellowship Offerings"), Irene Yee ("Necrobiosis," "To Be"), Berglind Icey ("Cha$e," "Cram"), Sam Dobbins ("Super Agent Sam Self"), Sabrina Akhmedova ("The Club," "Diversant"), Natalie Scheetz ("Madison County," "Seed 2"), Neeko O.J. Skervin, Victoria Hill, Anne-Marie Mueschke, Daniel Sutton, George Dickson, Tommy Mountain, Harpreet Turka and Jonathon Buckley (a radio personality on Clear Channel Entertainment and Media's KOST-FM 103 radio in Los Angeles, California).
Serving as executive producers are Michael Ohoven, CEO of Infinity Media and producer of "Capote," "Just Friends," "The Devil's Rejects" and many others; Chris Philip, CEO of Sierra-Engine and executive producer of "Rescue 3" and "Crusoe"; Slava N. Jakovleff, founder of Welldone Production, who directed "The Five Star" and is a writer, director and producer on many other films; and Executive Producer Doug McCallie, a producer on multiple seasons of "Survivor." "Siberia" was created by Executive Producer Matthew Arnold, who wrote the pilot and directed the first six episodes and season finale. Arnold and Ohoven also collaborated on the thriller "Shadow People," written and directed by Arnold and produced by Ohoven.