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Discovery readies Raw TV’s “Gold Rush” spin-off

American broadcaster Discovery Channel has commissioned another Gold Rush spin-off series from London-based film and television production studio Raw Television. Gold Rush: White Water will document gold miners Dakota Fred and his son ...
December 15, 2017

American broadcaster Discovery Channel has commissioned another Gold Rush spin-off series from London-based film and television production studio Raw Television.

Gold Rush: White Water will document gold miners Dakota Fred and his son Dustin as they risk their lives diving beneath the waters of McKinley Creek, one of Alaska’s wildest creeks, in search of a gold payout.

Each episode of the series will follow the “Dakota Boys” and their team of divers, mountaineers and bush mechanics as they explore the depths of freezing plunge pools in white water rapids, all while facing wild animals, extreme temperatures and the risk of hypothermia.

Gold Rush: White Water premieres Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.

Raw TV’s Dimitri Doganis and James Bates serve as executive producers alongside series producers Tim Dalby and Theo Williams. For Discovery Channel, Matthew Vafiadis is executive producer and Greg Wolf is coordinating producer.

The news marks Discovery’s latest spin-off commission of the successful Gold Rush series, following the order of three-part docuseries Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail in March, which followed 22-year-old Parker Schnabel’s journey across the Coastal Range to the Klondike region of the Yukon in northwestern Canada.

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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