Siberia Episode 5 “What She Said” airs Monday, August 5 2013 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.
Episode Synopsis: Siberia (NBC) Episode 5 “What She Said”- The intensity of the contest heats up as real and surreal events create anxiety, mystery and jeopardy. Esther (Esther Anderson) proves her prowess as a strategic player while Carolina’s (Joyce Giraud) admission rocks them all. A major injury and a mysterious sighting in the woods create fear and panic, eventually sparking a manhunt for one of the group.Also starring Jonathon Buckley (host) Sam Dobbins, Sabina Akhmedova, Natalie Ann Scheetz, Anne-Marie Mueschke, Johnny Wactor, Daniel David Sutton, Neeko O.J. Skervin, Irene Yee, Miljan Milosevic
Show Summary: A group of International contestants agree to test their will to survive and their sanity in an unforgiving Siberian wilderness for a chance to win $500,000.
When sixteen contestants from around the world are dropped off by helicopter into an ancient Siberian wilderness with only the clothes on their backs, they find themselves in an extreme survival adventure and social experiment with no rules or help from producers or the outside world in a “last man/woman standing” endurance competition. Leaders and followers emerge and their survival is constantly being challenged in the most unexpected and literally life-threatening ways. Everything is on the line as they struggle against the elements, both human and inhuman, natural and unnatural, in a place where misfortune abounds as the fragile fabric of their new society is woven and torn apart from day-to-day. It is a study of humans under great stress who are relentlessly tested with sudden, frightening events and situations that go horribly wrong.
The cast features Joyce Giraud (“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”); Johnny Wactor (“Army Wives,” “Vampire Diaries”); Esther Anderson (“Home and Away,” “Breathless”), who is a Gold and Silver Nominee (Australia’s equivalent to the Emmy); Miljan Milosevic (“Fellowship Offerings”), Irene Yee (“Necrobiosis,” “To Be”); Berglind Icey (“Cha$e,” “Cram”); Sam Dobbins (“Super Agent Sam Self”), Sabrina Akhmedova (“The Club,” “Diversant”); Natalie Scheetz (“Madison County,” “Seed 2”); Neeko O.J. Skervin, Victoria Hill, Anne-Marie Mueschke, Daniel Sutton, George Dickson, Tommy Mountain, Harpreet Turka and Jonathon Buckley (a radio personality on Clear Channel Entertainment and Media’s KOST-FM 103 radio in Los Angeles, California).
Serving as executive producers are Michael Ohoven, CEO Infinity Media and producer of “Capote,” “Just Friends,” “The Devil’s Rejects” and many others; Chris Phillip, CEO of Sierra-Engine and EP of “Rescue 3” and “Crusoe”; Slava N. Jakovleff, Founder of Welldone Production, who directed “The Five Star” and writer, director and producer of many other films, and executive producer Doug McCallie (producer on multiple seasons of “Survivor”). “Siberia” was created by executive producer Matthew Arnold who wrote the pilot and directed the first six episodes and season finale. Arnold and Ohoven also collaborated on the thriller “Shadow People” written and directed by Arnold and produced by Ohoven.