From the safety of captivity to the remote Tasmanian wilderness Tasmanian devils set off on an extraordinary adventure to save their species from extinction and change the course of Australian wildlife history.
A loveable marsupial with serious attitude, the Tasmanian devil is fighting for its survival. A devastating cancer epidemic threatens to wipe out the species with already 80 percent of the wild population dead.
The Save The Tasmanian Devil Programme has hatched an audacious plan to create an "insurance" population of disease-free devils. Hope rests on a handful of devils raised in captivity. Their mission: leave their safe surroundings to train in an elite squad before moving to an isolated island off the coast of Tasmania and a new life in the wild.
The 6-part documentary series Devil Island follows the devils as they are selected from Australian wildlife sanctuaries and then transported and released on remote Maria Island off the coast of Tasmania. Will they rediscover their instincts to hunt, mate and - hopefully - raise their own?
How will the island's native wildlife cope with their feisty 'new neighbours from hell'?
It's a make-or-break year for 15 little devils as they fight for their survival and the survival of their species.