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Win The Wilderness Season 2 - What We Know So Far

The BBC Two reality show "Win the Wilderness," which was later was picked up for streaming by Netflix, is the kind of program where everything that happened around its production is almost as compelling as what was filmed.

The concept is pretty easy to grasp, although unique. Duane and Rena Ose own a home that lies about 100 miles away from the nearest town, deep in the Alaskan wilderness. According to Decider, Duane Ose claimed the land that the house sits on in 1985 by hiking out and evoking the Federal Homestead Act of 1862, making him the last American to claim land under the law. However, due to their declining health, the Oses needed to move somewhere closer to fully staffed hospitals and decided to give their house up as a prize in a reality show, which came to be "Win the Wilderness." To claim that prize, six couples needed to prove their abilities to live off-grid through competitions and interviews with the Oses, all of which were filmed for viewer enjoyment.

The show went on as planned, and the winning couple, Emily Padfield and Mark Warner, ended up claiming the deed to the home. However, shortly after that, Rena Ose died, and Duane Ose decided he wanted his old property back, according to The Daily Mail. All of that drama has fans eager for more survival reality TV, so here is everything we know about "Win the Wilderness" Season 2's release date, couples, and challenges.

When is Win the Wilderness Season 2's release date?

The ongoing turmoil between Duane Ose and the first season's winners, Emily Padfield and Mark Warner, makes it hard to say when Season 2 might be available to watch. However, since there appears to have been little to no activity filming a new season so far, a new season in 2021 seems unlikely.

One possible obstacle to producing a new season of "Win the Wilderness" is its international premise. Since the show is a BBC Two production the showrunners found British couples to travel abroad and compete for the house. As a result of the unexpected pandemic that began in 2020, filming a second season of "Win the Wilderness" has become a more significant challenge.

Season 1 winners Emily and Mark have encountered difficulties even traveling to physically claim the property they won due to the coronavirus travel restrictions between the United States and the UK, according to The Daily Mail. Trying to coordinate another season of "Win the Wilderness" in that climate might be too big of a logistics challenge for the producers. At this point, fans will just have to wait for the official word that a new season is underway.

Which couples will be featured on Win the Wilderness Season 2?

Without more information about what Season 2 of "Win the WIlderness" will look like, it is difficult to make many guesses about who the future contestants might be. However, fans can at least get an idea of what kind of group to expect by looking at the format established in Season 1.

The premiere season of "Win the Wilderness" brought six couples with different backgrounds and flew them to the Alaskan Wilderness to compete with one another to claim the deed to the Ose's home. These included the young world travelers Chris and Tina, academics Jerome and Laura, childhood sweethearts Rachel and Matt, and, of course, the winners of Season 1, lamb farmers Emily and Mark.

While each couple on Season 1 had a distinct backstory, they all shared a passion for the outdoors and an interest in learning to live off the grid. If "Win the WIlderness" gears up for a second season, the show's future candidates will likely share some of those same interests.

What will the challenges be in Season 2 of Win the WIlderness?

Season 1 of "Win the Wilderness" revolved around two main obstacles for couples to overcome in order to earn the home put up as a prize. Contestants needed to win the trust of the couple who had built the house and lived there for more than 30 years, Duane and Rena Ose, in addition to demonstrating their survival prowess to CJ, an Bear Grylls-type Alaskan wilderness expert.

The challenges that CJ devised for contestants were all related to surviving Alaska's unforgiving winter, learning how to live in the deep forest, and dealing with the animals who also call the area home. As such, contestants needed to build a livable A-frame tent with a working stove, make black bear stew, build a sled dog trail, and demonstrate route-finding skills necessary for survival.

As such, viewers can expect Season 2's challenges to reflect the environment the season is set in. If the following season takes a cue from "Survivor," the show could be set on an island or in the desert, both of which would require some very different survival skills from contestants. Once fans have a clearer idea of where Season 2 of "Win the Wilderness" will be filmed, they might be able to begin figuring out what challenges the couples may face.