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Discovery orders Raw TV’s “Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail”

U.S. cable net Discovery Channel is slated to document Gold Rush star Parker Schnabel in a three-part docuseries as he ventures into the frozen north to take on the Klondike Gold ...
March 9, 2017

U.S. cable net Discovery Channel is slated to document Gold Rush star Parker Schnabel in a three-part docuseries as he ventures into the frozen north to take on the Klondike Gold Rush trail.

Produced by Raw Television, Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail will capture the 22-year-old’s journey as he treks across the Coastal Range to the Klondike region of the Yukon in northwestern Canada to experience the migration of the prospectors before him who made the perilous trip between 1896 and 1899.

Joining Parker on his expedition will be his foreman Rick Ness, wilderness guide Karla Ann, who once worked with Parker as a rock truck driver; as well as cameramen and long-time friend James Levelle, who has known Parker for years.

Raw TV’s Dimitri Doganis and James Bates serve as executive producers, alongside production exec Ceri Smith and series producer Simon Gilchrist. Discovery Channel’s Matthew Vafiadis is exec producer while Greg Wolf is associate producer.

Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail premieres March 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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