Tradition collides with the residents of the isolated town of McCarthy, Alaska. The 42 souls who are brave enough to live there must battle the elements and each other to maintain their pioneer way of life.




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Series cast summary:
John Beach John Beach ...  Narrator 24 episodes, 2014-2016
Neil Darish Neil Darish ...  Self 21 episodes, 2014-2017
Mark Wacht Mark Wacht ...  Self 21 episodes, 2014-2017
Jenny Rosenbaum Jenny Rosenbaum ...  Self 20 episodes, 2014-2017
Gary Green Gary Green ...  Self 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Shaun Dooley Shaun Dooley ...  Narrator 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Jeremy Keller Jeremy Keller ...  Self 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Tim Mischel Tim Mischel ...  Self 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Jason Lobo Jason Lobo ...  Self 15 episodes, 2014-2017
Bjorn Keller Bjorn Keller ...  Self 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Allie Keller Allie Keller ...  Self 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Liam Keller Liam Keller ...  Self 11 episodes, 2015-2017


Hidden deep in the wilderness of eastern Alaska is the toughest town in America: McCarthy. Once considered to be the state's very own "Sin City," McCarthy is now an isolated town - a refuge for people who don't want to be found that's surrounded by extreme wilderness. While some believe in continuing the town's frontier way of life, others feel the future of McCarthy depends on dragging itself into the modern age. Which way of life will reign supreme? It's tradition versus transformation. Built during the Gold Rush in 1900, McCarthy was once a vibrant and flourishing city. Today, with over 100 miles between the residents and the nearest law enforcement, only 42 people still brave the extreme conditions to live in this secluded, 'Old West' town. A place where young men go to prove themselves, and old outlaws go to die; home to bear hunters, gold miners, gun smiths, backwoods survivalists - those who choose to reside in this little known town are willing to risk their lives to live ...

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Great reality check
18 July 2020 | by harkercompanySee all my reviews

This show has great story. I love how the people really love living off grid and seek to be left alone. Only 1 person wants to destroy the last of their off grid life. It make me want to live like that even if I know I can't.

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Release Date:

9 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Edge of Alaska See more »

Filming Locations:

McCarthy, Alaska, USA

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Twofour Broadcast See more »
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