Discovery unearths “Bering Sea Gold”

Original Productions is heading back to the Bering Sea for the eight-part series, premiering on Discovery Channel January 27. (Pictured: gold diver Emily Riedel. Credit: Discovery)
December 6, 2011

There’s gold under them waves.

Original Productions, the Emmy-winning prodco behind Deadliest Catch, is heading back to the Bering Sea to document the exploits of ragtag gold seekers in Bering Sea Gold, an eight-part series for Discovery Channel premiering January 27.

The series follows the crews of four custom-built dredges – The Christine Rose, The Clark, The Sluicey and The Wild Ranger – as they navigate the waters in search of Bering Sea booty. Characters include aspiring opera singer Emily Riedel (pictured), a diver on The Clark; and Scott Meisterheim, rookie captain of The Wild Ranger, who is undertaking the gold hunt in order to pay more than $100,000 in back child support payments.

For Original Productions, executive producers are Thom Beers, Philip D. Segal, Jeff Conroy, John Gray, Sheila McCormack and Cameron Glendenning. For Discovery Channel, executive producer is David Pritikin.

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