The smash-hit documentary series on Vice Television focusing on tragic and dark stories from the world of professional wrestling, "Dark Side of the Ring," has been renewed for a third season.
Following the success of the first two seasons of the original documentary series produced by Vice Studios Canada in partnership with Bell Media's Crave, which was the highest rated show on Vice TV, the hit-series will return for a third season, with new episodes scheduled to premiere in 2021.
"'Dark Side of the Ring' is a knockout show for Vice TV," Vice TV Executive Vice President & General Manager Morgan Hertzan told Variety this week. "The tag-team executive producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener are true heavyweight champions of the world (of TV), and we are so excited to pin down a third season of this incredible series."
Hertzan added, "Seasons one and two of 'Dark Side of the Ring' are examples of the compelling, thought-provoking, and engaging storytelling we champion here at Vice TV. We can’t wait to see what the series will throw down in the third round!"
While the subjects and wrestlers covered in the new episodes of the third season of "Dark Side of the Ring" are currently unknown, with those details expected to come in the very near future, there are several rumored topics for season three episodes.
One episode is rumored to be centered around the rise and fall of Hulkamania and the connection between Hulk Hogan and the steroid trial of Dr. George Zahorian, WWE and Vince McMahon.
Additionally, Mike Johnson of PW Insider is reporting that other topics scheduled for "Dark Side of the Ring" season three on Vice TV include the wrestling family of Grizzly Smith, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Rockin' Robin and Sam Houston.
"Dark Side of the Ring" creators Evan Hunsey and Jason Eisner have already confirmed one of the topics will be the 1995 "Collision in Korea" event, a show that was co-promoted by WCW and New Japan Pro Wrestling in North Korea and set an enormous attendance record for the pro wrestling industry.
Eric Bischoff has also confirmed on a past episode of his "83 Weeks" podcast that he has conducted interviews for the third season of "Dark Side of the Ring" and noted that the tragic death of pro wrestling legend "Flyin'" Brian Pillman, a.k.a. "The Loose Cannon," will be covered in one of the episodes airing in 2021.
In other news regarding "Dark Side of the Ring" season three coming to Vice TV in 2021, eWrestling.com can confirm that Vice TV has ordered 14 more episodes of the popular pro wrestling docuseries.
By comparison sake, season one of "Dark Side of the Ring", which aired as first-run programming on Vice TV in April and May of 2019, had only six episodes. The second season, which premiered and aired in March, April and May of 2020, featured ten episodes.
The official synopsis for the "Dark Side of the Ring" docuseries reads as follows:
- "From backstage controversies to mysterious deaths and unsolved homicides, this series explores the darkest stories from the golden age of professional wrestling, and tries to find truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality."
For more information on "Dark Side of the Ring", including how and where to watch complete episodes of the first two seasons, which combine for a total of 16 episodes, visit ViceTV.com.
We will keep you posted here at eWrestling.com as updates continue to surface regarding "Dark Side of the Ring" season three episodes and additional content scheduled to be featured on the 14-episode supersized season of the hit-documentary series on Vice TV becomes available.
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