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'No Man's Land' Lives by One Rule: Adapt or Die



Premiering Sunday, March 9, the new History Channel series follows the lives of those who thrive and survive in the barren landscape that marks the end of civilization: the great American desert.



Jason Hawk in "No Man's Land" (left)
Jason Hawk No Man's Land (left)February 11, 2014

David Holladay in "No Man's Land"
David Holladay in "No Man's Land"
David Holladay in "No Man's Land" - © History Channel
Charlie Acuña in "No Man's Land"
Charlie Acuña in "No Man's Land"
Charlie Acuña in "No Man's Land" - © History Channel
NEW YORK, NY — History presents "No Man's Land," a new series that transports viewers into the lives of those who thrive and survive in the barren landscape that marks the end of civilization: the great American desert. The series premieres Sunday, March 9 at 10PM ET/PT.

It takes a special breed to make the desert their home, but these men brave the crippling heat, stealthy predators and volatile weather - in order to live on their own terms. In one of the most hostile environments on Earth, danger is a way of life, but the desert also offers freedom, independence and escape from the work-a-day world.

"No Man's Land" follows five hardcore men who live off the land and prove that survival here requires ingenuity, grit and self-reliance.

About the desert dwellers:

Continuing traditions passed down through generations, Jason Hawk carves out a living from the sparse resources of Arizona's Sonoran Desert, forging knives, tools and simple machines, and finding food wherever he can. Protecting his family is his number one priority.

David Holladay is a hardened desert veteran who braves Utah's parched Red Rock Canyon Country to fulfill demand for rare and valuable desert stones. He depends on an annual summer rock harvest to support his large family, including 21-year-old son Leo who wants to follow in his father's footsteps.

Charlie Acuña is descended from the White Mountain Apaches and has honed his primitive skills for decades. He has always dreamed of challenging himself to live off the land, and he's finally putting himself to the test in New Mexico's northern desert.

In the searing, cactus-choked canyons of Texas' Chihuahuan desert, feral longhorn cattle live free and breed. It's Howdy Fowler's job to round up the most ornery steers, born mean in the loneliest reaches of the Lone Star State. But as the world around him changes, this veteran can only battle the desert for so long, and it could be just a matter of time until Howdy has to hang up his spurs.

California's Death Valley is one of the hottest places on Earth, known to reach temperatures of over 130 degrees in summer. Rick Gibson is a former Navy man who left his city life behind in order to live by his own rules. Rick makes a living here in the hellish but beautiful Mojave landscape, scavenging deep underground into the area's abandoned mines, looking for valuable relics of the Valley's bygone era, surviving on his wits and skill where few would dare to tread.

"No Man's Land" is produced for History by Warm Springs Productions. Elaine Frontain Bryant and Russ McCarroll serve as executive producer for History. Chris Richardson and Marc Pierce are executive producers for Warm Springs Productions.