Want to watch the first full episode of NBC’s new series Siberia, which looks like a WTF marriage of Lost and Survivor?
Though the series isn’t due to premiere until July 1, the network has released the full pilot online now in an effort to build some buzz for the project. The show is a scripted series but follows contestants of a Survivor-like reality show that get a lot more than they bargained for after being dropped in the Tunguska wilderness.
Apparently the location of the “reality series” was also the site of a meteor crash in 1908 — which causes some terrifying and mysterious effects once filming ramps up on the series. It’s a risky concept, and looks to share some similarities to ABC’s criminally underwatched The River and the short-run British zombie series Dead Set (if you haven’t seen it, check it out).
There may not be many big-budget productions (aside from CBS’s Under the Dome) on TV this summer, but it’s still a fun time for networks to try out some unconventional series and ideas in the less-competitive months.
Check out the first episode below and let us know if you’ll be checking this one out next month:
(Via Ain’t It Cool News)