Salvage Kings Season 2 is now in production

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Photo courtesy of the History Channel.

Salvage Kings will return to the History Channel for a second season.

Chorus Entertainment (the show’s producer) recently announced the reality television series has been renewed, and is now in production.

The original Canadian series features the demolition and salvage team at Priestly Demolition Inc.

The show, which debuted in the fall of 2019, follows Priestly’s head of salvage, Ted Finch, his right-hand man, Justin Fortin and Julien Savage, as they hunt for as many artifacts as possible in buildings that are slated for demolition – all before company President Ryan Priestly and his demolition crew smash the walls around them.

“A lot of people stand on the street and watch our demolition. Now, they can sit at home and watch from their chesterfield,” Priestly told Equipment Journal last fall, before the Salvage Kings debut.

“That will definitely be a hit for sure. People like to see buildings come down. We always say, ‘demolition is a spectator sport.’”

Salvage Kings release date

The second season of Salvage Kings will include 10, one-hour-long episodes, and is expected to debut in the Spring of 2021.

According to Chorus, Season 2 will include “new faces, a new salvage yard, more treasure hunting and more one-of-a-kind discoveries with amazing stories to tell.”

Salvage Kings is one of seven new or returning television series produced by Chorus to air on History.

The Curse of Oak Island

Alongside Priestly Demolition’s impressive fleet, two other television shows will feature heavy equipment.

The Curse of Oak Island returns for its eighth season sometime this year. The show follows brothers Rick and Marty Lagina as they search for treasure, and pursue their lifelong dream of solving the 223-year Oak Island mystery in Nova Scotia.

Armed with the knowledge of those that came before them, the muscle of heavy machinery and decades of engineering know-how, the Lagina’s and their partners maybe closer than anyone in history to finding the treasure that has so far claimed the lives of six men.

As well, Big Timber is a new series that will debut this fall on History. The show will document the dangerous work of logger and sawmill owner Kevin Wenstob as he and his crew log a remote timber claim in the Klitsa Mountain in the heart of Vancouver Island.

“Corus is proud to be the leader in exceptional entertainment content across our powerful specialty portfolios, offering compelling unscripted series, charismatic dramas, perennial hits and brilliant family-friendly shows,” said Troy Reeb, executive vice president of broadcast networks for Corus Entertainment.

“While the broader television industry has been hit with unprecedented challenges this year, Corus is in the enviable position of having fall schedules jam-packed with fresh, new content – rich with remarkable storytelling and characters that are set to entertain and inspire viewers across the country.”