Discovery Channel is launching a limited series, Gold Rush – South America, on August 2 at 9 p.m. EST.
Based on the Gold Rush series and following the mining crews from Gold Rush, the summer series journeys to South America in a bid to find new ground.
All three crew leaders – Todd Hoffman, Dakota Fred and Parker Schnabel – take their operations to Peru, Chile, Guyana and the Andes Mountains in their quest to find gold. Their teams battle jungles, deadly roads and turf wars with local miners.
Discovery will also air The Dirt, hosted by Gold Rush executive producer Christo Doyle, on August 2, before the premiere of the summer series.
In The Dirt, Doyle speaks with miners and production crew about what to expect in Gold Rush – South America. A second episode will air on August 30, to tease the new season of Gold Rush.
Dimitri Doganis and Sam Maynard are the executive producers of Gold Rush - South America and James Bates is showrunner. For Discovery Channel, Doyle is executive producer and Meagan Davis is producer.