(LOS ANGELES) – The Australian outback is one of the world’s most remote places with scorching temperatures and deadly animals at every turn. But is it as unforgiving as it seems? Aussie survival expert Ky Furneaux and British chef Calem O’Grady decide to go on lockdown after a whirlwind romance in the wild outback of Australia in the all-new series OUTBACK LOCKDOWN premiering Sunday, July 19 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery.
Faced with spending months apart as coronavirus hits, Ky and Calem decide to dive headfirst into an Aussie desert adventure going on lockdown – with no idea when they’ll return to civilization. Now they’re surviving off the grid, in an old stone hut on 38,000 acres of desert country sheep station. But is the lockdown together as idyllic as it seems? And just how much work will it take to survive the brutal conditions? They’ll need to forage for food, hunt for dinner and find ways to survive with only the basic necessities. It’s a love story… self-reliant, romantic and rugged, but it’s also about a life of challenge and chance.
OUTBACK LOCKDOWN is produced by EQ Media Group and was acquired from Abacus Media Rights by Discovery Channel. Series Executive Producers are David Alrich and Brendan Dahill. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.
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Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
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