ABC's Castaways is a revolutionary series testing the human need for companionship under extreme circumstances as each individual learns there are other castaways out there but are unaware of how many, their locations or when they will be rescued. This visually stunning, new reality series follows 12 diverse individuals as they're dropped alone throughout various islets in Indonesia and challenged to survive among washed-up luggage, scattered resources and abandoned structures.
The only way to leave the remote islands is to persevere long enough to be rescued or to quit. As dramatic situations unfold on an expanse of islands in the South Pacific, the series flashes back to the real lives of each participant in documentary fashion, demonstrating haunting parallels to the lives they left behind.
Nashville, Tennessee – Age 24
Kenzi is an aspiring country music recording artist who moved to Nashville after high school. She's determined to make it in the music business but the demands of her career have taken their toll on several of her relationships. She often wonders whether or not her dreams of becoming a singer are merely a pipe dream or if they could end up becoming a reality.
Kenzi just released a music video. She continues to pursue her dream in Nashville.
Las Vegas, Nevada – Age 32
A motorsports athlete from the age of 5, Matt Jaskol 32, the Las Vegas native devoted his life to becoming a professional racecar driver and did so at the age of 15. He was forced to abandon his dream career when the financial market crashed in 2008. Working as a racing instructor Matt's father suffered a heart attack that nearly took his life in 2015. With his father's business facing bankruptcy Matt left his career once again to take over the family woodworking business.
Matt decided to give racing one last shot. He plans to race in the Indianapolis 500 next year.
Sequim, Washington – Age 35
Richard has a great amount of knowledge and expertise when it comes to fishing and hunting as a result of growing up in the Pacific Northwest on a salmon hatchery. At the age of 35, he's finally looking to settle down with his fiancée, Libby. Not only will he learn what it takes to be a good husband but will also take on the responsibility of caring for Libby's two children as he makes the transition from adult bachelor to a parental figure.
Richard legally adopted his new wife's children. They took his last name, and now call him "Dad".
Birmingham, Alabama – Age 42
At 390 pounds, Robbie is a caring husband and father of four who is beginning to feel the weight of his food addiction as the fear of an imminent heart attack looms. He is known for being an upbeat and positive middle school physical education teacher but feels the hypocrisy in not practicing what he preaches. Robbie is currently looking into his hereditary past for answers to find out if his estranged biological father has any addictive personality traits that could help explain his own addiction issues.
Robbie lost 82 lbs while stranded on the islands. As of the season finale, he has lost 185 lbs. He just finished his first triathlon.
Willseyville, New York – Age 30
Sawyer is a devoted husband and father who is a sponsored obstacle-course racing athlete, but living a healthy, happy life hasn't always been the norm for him. He struggled with drugs and alcohol while growing up in small-town America but was able to pursue a better life through fitness. He believes he can help those with similar issues including his brother Zach who struggles with substance-abuse issues and depression.
Sawyer has not seen his brother in 6 months. His son, now 3, just completed his first obstacle course race.