Published On: Wed, Mar 14th, 2018

Discovery Channel’s ‘Bering Sea Gold’ returns March 30

Discovery Channel’s hit series BERING SEA GOLD is back, and this summer mining season brings the heat and the highest gold totals in series history. Shawn, Emily, Kris and George are ready to take on the new “wild west” waters of Nome, Alaska, but they face their fiercest competitor yet: duo Ken Kerr and Dave Young, who own the 600-ton SUPERDREDGE Myrtle Irene and are determined to become the kings of the Bering SeaWith new rivals and their past successes and failures lingering in the back of their minds, the miners must go bigger, mine faster, and dive deeper than ever before. BERING SEA GOLD returns for an all-new season on Friday, March 30 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery.


The new summer season dives in with the Alaska mining crew practicing riskier strategies and using larger, updated equipment on old grounds to tackle their biggest endeavor yet: mining the most ever Bering Sea gold. “Mr. Gold” Shawn Pomrenke has his work cut out for him with the arrival of the largest dredge in Nome: Myrtle Irene. With competitors Ken and Dave rocking the Nome mining foundation, Shawn’s title of “Mr. Gold” could be up for grabs. Can Shawn’s Christine Rose handle the pressure and come out on top?

Meanwhile, Captain Kris Kelly has set his sights on taking over The Bluff with his newer, smaller, amphibious dredge the Reaper. But his plans are threatened by a slew of encroaching miners in The Bluff’s now lawless waters.

Coming off a tough winter season, Emily Riedel, the first and only female dredge owner, seeks redemption with the restored Eroica. She will dive deeper than any other operation in the waters, but with the relentless weather conditions of the Bering Sea, bringing home the gold will be a dangerous feat.

And George Young delays mining on his own to prospect for the 600-ton Myrtle Irene. But with the allure of riches too strong, his dredge All About Nuggets is quickly back at sea on the hunt for gold.

 BERING SEA GOLD is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a Fremantle Media company.  For Original Productions, Executive Producers are Thom Beers, Sarah Whalen, Ernie Avila, and Jeff Meredith.  For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is John Slaughter and Associate Producer is Jessica Mollo.

 About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information please visit www.discovery.com.

 About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and captivates superfans around the globe with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Available in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery’s programming reaches 3 billion cumulative viewers, who together consume 54 billion hours of Discovery content each year. Discovery’s offering extends beyond traditional TV to all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio and Discovery Kids Play; over-the-top streaming services such as Eurosport Player; digital-first and social video from Group Nine Media; and virtual reality storytelling through Discovery VR. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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