GenreReality competition
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
Production locationAlaska
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseMarch 10, 2023 (2023-03-10) –
present (present)

Outlast is an American survival reality competition series. All eight episodes of the first season premiered on March 10, 2023, on Netflix.[1] It is produced by Aggregate Films and Nomad Entertainment, with Mike Odair serving as the showrunner, and Jason Bateman, Grant Kahler, Michael Costigan, Emma Ho, and Odair serving as executive producers.[2] In May 2023, the series was renewed for a second season.[3]

The series places 16 players, split into four teams, in the Alaskan wilderness, where they must survive off the land with meager supplies. The players, described as "lone wolf" survivalists,[1][4] must work in teams and are not allowed to play the game on their own. Players can leave the game by firing a flare gun, and the last team remaining wins one million dollars.[5]


List of Outlast contestants[6]
Contestant Age From First Team Final Team Result
Andrea Hilderbrand 51 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlie Charlie Fired flare in Episode 1
Corey Johnson 28 Parker, Colorado Bravo Bravo Fired flare in Episode 2
Timothy Spears 33 Fort Collins, Colorado Bravo Bravo
Lee Ettinger 57 Bigfork, Montana Alpha Alpha
Jordan Williams 25 Fort Collins, Colorado Delta Delta Medically evacuated in Episode 4
Brian Kahrs 59 Holiday, Florida Bravo Bravo Fired flare in Episode 5
Dawn Nelson 43 Creston, Washington Delta Bravo
Joel Hungate 33 McCordsville, Indiana Delta Bravo
Javier Colón 42 San Francisco, California Bravo Bravo Fired flare in Episode 6
Angie Kenai 30 San Antonio, Texas Charlie Charlie Medically evacuated in Episode 6
Justin Court 44 La Grange, Kentucky Alpha Charlie Fired flare in Episode 8
Amber Asay 34 Phoenix, Arizona Alpha Alpha Runner-up
Jill Ashock 40 New Haven, Kentucky Alpha Alpha
Nick Radner 36 Tampa, Florida Charlie Charlie Winner
Paul Preece 47 Knoxville, Tennessee Delta Charlie
Seth Lueker 31 Winchester, Virginia Charlie Charlie


16 players are dropped into the Alaskan wilderness and split into four teams. In order to earn a $1 million prize, they will attempt to outlast each other. There are no rules, and no end date, the only guidelines are that only one team will win, and contestants need to be part of a team to win. In order to leave, contestants either self-eliminate, or are removed for medical reasons. Once only two teams remain, the teams engage in a race/hike in order to win.[7][8]


Season 1 filmed in the fall of 2021 in Alaska, near the Neka River, on the Chichagof Island, west of Juneau.[9][10] On May 15, 2023, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.[3]

Critical reception

The Guardian's Lucy Mangan found the first season "completely addictive, ridiculous and great".[11] The Age's Karl Quinn also noted the addictive nature of the series, but bemoaned the lack of clear rules in the competition, which in turn enabled players to cheat and potentially endanger other players.[4] Andy Dehnart of Reality Blurred says "With no rules Netflix’s Outlast spawns brilliant, odious, predictable play... (it's) an average survival show that has shocking but predictable behavior to get its $1 million prize."[12]


  1. ^ a b Surette, Tim (March 8, 2023). "Netflix's Survival Competition Outlast Features One of the Darkest Turns in Reality TV History". TV Guide. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  2. ^ White, Peter (December 15, 2022). "Alaskan Survival Competition Series 'Outlast' Set At Netflix From Jason Bateman's Aggregate Films & Nomad Entertainment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Petski, Denise (May 15, 2023). "'Outlast' Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood.
  4. ^ a b Quinn, Karl (March 9, 2023). "It's so hard to take, but I couldn't look away from Netflix's survival contest". The Age. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  5. ^ Ross, Dalton (March 10, 2023). "Netflix's Outlast just introduced the biggest villains in reality TV history". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  6. ^ Richards, Amanda (February 10, 2023). "The 'Outlast' Audition Tapes Prove The Cast Were Ready For Pretty Much Anything". Netflix. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  7. ^ Donaldson, Laura (March 14, 2023). "'Outlast' producer hints at major Season 2 change following fan outrage". Newsweek. Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  8. ^ Acosta, Nelson (March 10, 2023). "'Outlast' Ending Explained: Who Wins the Survivalist Competition?". Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  9. ^ "On Netflix's 'Outlast,' it's self-preservation vs. loyalty". The Seattle Times. March 7, 2023. Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  10. ^ Shrestha, Naman (March 9, 2023). "Where is Netflix's Outlast Filmed?". The Cinemaholic. Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  11. ^ Mangan, Lucy (March 10, 2023). "Outlast review – a brilliant survival show that ends up in full-on Lord of the Flies wildness". The Guardian. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  12. ^ Andy Dehnart (March 13, 2023). "With no rules, Netflix's Outlast spawns brilliant, odious, predictable play". reality blurred. Retrieved March 16, 2023.