Viewers don't have to wait until July 1 to watch the first episode of "Siberia". NBC has uploaded the full pilot of the new drama series on its official website, giving a chance to people to watch it online ahead of the show's TV debut next week.
Described as "Lost" meets "Survivor", the summer series is set in the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska. More than 100 years after an unexplained event occurred in the land, 16 reality-show participants descend on Tunguska unknowing of the land's mysterious past.
These contestants, from varied walks of life, will attempt to battle the elements and each other in a quest to survive the harsh winter and claim a large cash prize. What is initially met with unbridled enthusiasm quickly turns to sheer panic as a series of strange events begin to occur.
The contestants soon attribute the occurrences to ruses set up by the producers, even dismissing the death of a fellow contestant as accidental. When a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives, the contestants meet the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, competing contestants must band together in an effort to survive.
Created by Matthew Arnold with Michael Ohoven, Slava Jakovleff and Chris Philip as executive producers, "Siberia" airs Mondays at 10/9c starting the first of July.