After a year spent in the isolation of the Scottish wilderness, the contestants of Channel 4’s Eden have returned to civilization, where they’ve been greeted by a few surprises. For starters, their country voted to leave the European Union and Donald Trump became president of the United States.
But here’s the worst part. The reality show they spent a year filming was pulled after only four episodes aired.
Filming for Eden began in March 2016, when 23 strangers were placed in a remote, walled-off estate in the Scottish Highlands and tasked with building a society from scratch. Tending livestock, growing food, and determining laws were all part of the experience.