Vice TV’s hit docuseries Dark Side of the Ring has been renewed for a third season, according to Deadline. After a successful second season concluding in March, the network has ordered an extended season of 14 episodes. The series’ first season was only six episodes and the second season consisted of ten.
“Dark Side of the Ring is a knockout show for Vice TV. The tag-team executive producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener are true heavyweight champions of the world (of TV), and we are so excited to pin down a third season of this incredible series,” Vice TV EVP & General Manager Morgan Hertzan said via Deadline. “Seasons 1 and 2 of Dark Side of the Ring are examples of the compelling, thought-provoking, and engaging storytelling we champion here at Vice TV. We can’t wait to see what the series will throw down in the third round,” Hertzan said via Deadline.
Dark Side of the Ring is produced by Vice Studios Canada with Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun, V/H/S/2) writing and Evan Husney (Danny’s Girl, Outsider) directing, via Deadline. Other executive producers include Vanessa Case (Good People, Rat Park), Catherine Whyte (Black Market with Michael K. Williams, The Challenge), and Lee Hoffman (Seat at the Table, Between Musk and Mars). The show is co-produced by Crave in Canada.
The show delves into the underbelly of professional wrestling, highlighting notorious behavior and scandals that shocked the industry. According to Deadline, the second season chronicled everything from the murder of Dino Bravo to the infamous “Brawl for All” tournament, which left many wrestlers with serious and career-ending injuries. It also touched on the dynamic duo Hawk and Animal, Herb Abrams attempt to create his own wrestling league, and the death of Jimmy Snuka’s girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. The season concluded with a two-part special on the tragic end of wrestler Chris Benoit, who killed his wife and son in a murder-suicide in 2007.
According to Deadline, Dark Side of the Ring is set to return in 2021.