Seven strangers from all walks of life enter a ground breaking real life experiment to see if they can survive and rebuild after a simulated viral apocalypse wipes out most of humanity.
To secure their house from a new hostile threat, the colonists try to make an electrical power plant from rotting pig carcasses and an old tractor. And with food running low, Jim and Deville hunt game in the bayou.
In the wake of a globall viral outbreak, the Colonists look toward sustainability, but dwindling resources and the introduction of two outsiders to the experiment upset the balance. Later, the Colonists are attacked while scavenging for supplies.
While trying to survive after a viral apocalypse, a massive fire forces the Colonists to rethink their internal security options and Reno comes up with a creative way to build a huge windmill out of scrap found in the compound.
In a post apocalyptic world, the Colonists’ negotiating skills are put the test when one of their own is violently abducted and the ransom note demands their precious resources of medical supplies, fuel, and food in exchange for their missing member.
While trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, the Colonists discover their water source has been heavily contaminated and a leadership issue breaks out.
A stranger living on the Colony's fringes finally reveals himself and offers food and help, but could it be another trap? The Colonists also turn their attention to creating an escape boat to search for a better place.
VOPA returns with unexpected consequences. Focus then turns to arming the Colonists for an impending attack and to finalizing the scout boat for exploring the bayou in search of food, resources, and an escape.
A militia of outsiders attacks the Colonists and their newly fortified compound. Then, the group divides, some taking the scout boat out to do reconaissance for supplies and a place to escape to. But not everyone makes it back from the mission.
The Colonists mount a counterstrike on the militia who have been attacking them. Then their focus returns to finishing the escape boat. But before they can leave, VOPA presents the Colonists with one last difficult choice.