WASHINGTON, June 26 (RIA Novosti) - NBC has debuted the first episode of its horror-reality TV show “Siberia” online, TV.com reports.
The series, a faux-reality show which is in fact a scripted horror series, features a group of Americans arriving in Russia to shoot a “Survivor”-type program, in which they must survive the harsh Russian winter. Little do the contestants know, however, they have been deposited in the area where the “Tunguska event” occurred in 1908, the meteor crash that leveled 830 square miles (2,150 square kilometers) of Krasnoyarsk forest.
According to NBC: “What is initially met with unbridled enthusiasm quickly turns to sheer panic as a series of strange events begin to occur.”
“Siberia” is executive produced by Los Angeles-based Russian actor-director-producer Slava Yakovleff, who has worked extensively in Russian film and television, most recently directing the 2012 release “Pyat Zvezd.”