'Alaska PD': Release date, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about A&E's cop reality show
If you love reality shows with a generous dose of reality, this show may actually end up becoming your favorite. 'Alaska PD' brings to viewers at home the challenges of the men in uniform who have to stay alive while trying to do their job in Alaska where "the line between civilization and lawlessness can be razor-thin".
Expect some insane car chases, bears, snow, fire and crazed criminals as cops try to keep the peace in town. The show features actual footage from the everyday lives of cops as they respond to calls. Here's everything you need to know about the A&E show:
'Alaska PD' premieres on January 1 at 10 pm Eastern Time. The series will then move to its regular time slot on Thursdays at 9 pm.
According to the official website, the series follows police departments across the state that are understaffed, as they try to fight a soaring crime rate. Film crews followed cops from Alaska’s law enforcement in Fairbanks, Kodiak, Kotzebue, and Petersburg for thousands of hours to make the show.
In Alaska, carrying guns is a very common occurrence and it is up to these police officers to keep everyone safe and enforce the law. But not everyone wants to fall in line.
Then there are the predatory animals roaming its land. "For the 'newbies' it is a trial by fire as they learn first-hand that policing, like everything else, is different in Alaska," A&E says describing the show.
It is produced by Engel Entertainment and Noble Savages for A&E Network.
A&E has released a minute-long teaser for the series.
From large bears to bodies in the snow, the trailer hints at car chases through snow-laden terrain and situations where criminals are resisting arrest.
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