The fate of “Alaskan Bush People” was unknown following the death of patriarch Billy Brown last season. However, the show has officially released a trailer for a new season. Though, this season, the family will have to move on without their leader.
In an emotional look ahead, the Brown family reels with their loss, discussing what’s to come and the challenges they’ll face without Billy Brown’s presence.
“We knew one day we’d have to carry on without him. But we weren’t ready for him to go,” one of the Browns says in the trailer.
The video flashes to a 911 call made by Gabriel Brown, telling authorities they needed to get to the home immediately.
“Looking back, Dad knew his time in this world was coming to an end. And we can see now, he was laying out a plan for us, preparing us to achieve the vision. If only we’d understood his plan sooner,” one of the Brown girls says.
The video displays a series of new challenges and frustrations, all of which will unfold in time.
The new season will focus on the family’s strength to pull together after their tragic loss. Billy Brown suffered a fatal seizure last February – which was a shocking and untimely loss for the “Alaskan Bush People” family.
“Alaskan Bush People” Star Remembers Father
After the loss of his dad, Bear Brown, one of the seven Brown children discussed his father’s legacy and his gratitude for all the support he received.
“I would like to say thank you to all my friends that have stuck with my and supported me in this hard time! To my family and my coworkers! To the love of my life! And to all my fans! God bless y’all!,” Bear Brown wrote in an Instagram post. “I honestly don’t know what I’d do without y’all! Thank you Raiven, thank you Carly, thank you Nicole! Thank you!!!!”
Bear Brown was particularly close with the family’s patriarch. Brown went on to say:
“He was our best friend — a wonderful and loving dad, granddad, and husband and he will be dearly missed. He lived his life on his terms, off the grid, and off the land, and taught us to live like that as well. We plan to honor his legacy going forward and to continue with his dream,” he wrote after his father’s death.
While the show will undoubtedly be much different without the presence of Billy Brown, it will turn over a new leaf and new direction. The show will air September 19 at 8 p.m. on Discovery and Discovery+.