"Dark Side of the Ring": Viceland Invokes Season 2 Rematch Clause; Orders 10 Eps

Executive producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener's popular documentary series Dark Side of the Ring is getting a sanctioned season 2 rematch with Viceland, with network president Guy Slattery making the announcement at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) summer press tour. Produced by VICE Studios and commissioned by Canada's Bell Media for their Crave platform, the 10-episode second season will continue examining the collision of fantasy and reality – as well as the profession's larger-than-life characters in and out of the ring – from Husney and Eisener. Production is underway on the second cycle with the first season set to have its Canadian premiere this fall on Crave.

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"We were thrilled with the positive response to Dark Side when it debuted," said Slattery. "The enthusiasm from fans and non-fans alike was contagious. We can't wait to tell more of these stories."

– Guy Slattery, President, Viceland

"DARK SIDE OF THE RING hails from VICE Studios' Canadian production team and there's a huge wrestling fan base here in Canada, so partnering on this specific series is a natural fit for Crave."

– Justin Stockman, Vice-President, Premium SVOD and OTT, Bell Media

VICE Studios and Canada's Bell Media are producing the series for Bell Media's Crave platform – with the upcoming season designated a Crave Original series.

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