Discovery Channel’s long-running reality series, Alaska: The Last Frontier, focuses on the singer’s extended family and their daily struggles living in the Alaskan wilderness. In the upcoming sixth season, premiering Sunday, the 42-year-old mother of one will make her first appearance on the show.
Only ET has the exclusive sneak peek from the two-hour premiere, in which Jewel’s father, Atz Kilcher, prepares for her anticipated homecoming nearly a decade after the singer left her hometown of Homer, Alaska.
In the sweet clip, Atz is seen sketching out “advanced preparations” for his daughter’s return to the homestead, as rare childhood photos and home videos are shown.
“Jewel and I spent a lot of years singing together in a lot of different venues,” Atz fondly recalls. “Left when she was pretty young and made it big in the entertainment world.”
Along for the visit is Jewel’s 5-year-old son, Kase Murray, who will be visiting Alaska for the first time.
“I want him to be excited about visiting, so I’m sketching out a little town: Kase’s Town,” Atz explains. “He can help me build some trails, use some hand tools, build a little bridge. Show him a little piece of the wilderness where I was raised and where his mom was raised.”
Back in September, ET exclusively debuted the trailer for the upcoming season, which featured the first footage of Jewel back in her hometown.
“I grew up working cattle with my dad,” Jewel said in the first teaser. “I’m just real glad to be back.”
Alaska: The Last Frontier returns Sunday, Oct. 16 with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Discovery Channel.
For more on what you can expect from this season of the reality series, watch the video below.