‘Gold Rush’: Discovery Orders Another Spinoff of the Wildly Popular Series

by Madison Miller

In a Hollywood made up of remakes, reboots, and spinoffs, one more is being added to the list. The Discovery Channel ordered another spinoff of “Gold Rush” called “Gold Rush: Winter’s Fortune.”

This show in particular will focus on “the high-stakes gamble of the gold-mining offseason for the first time ever.” It will follow some fan-favorites like Tony Beets, Ryan Ness, Dave Turin, Fred Lewis, and Dustin Hurt.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the spinoff show will premiere on the Discovery Channel at 8 p.m. ET on July 30. For fans of the “Gold Rush” world, this show, in particular, is offering a really interesting look into the gold-mining world we haven’t seen just yet.

The show begins as a mining season actually ends. The ground freezes over and the crew has to prospect and purchase land in preparation for the next season. The price of gold has actually skyrocketed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that gold miners are desperately trying to grab land and others attempt to build all-new earth-moving machinery.

New deposits are hard to come by and manufacturers are rushing to get gold mining equipment ready to go. It’s all a dramatic journey to get to the prized possession — gold.

Catching Up with the ‘Gold Rush Cast’

Apparently, it’s no California winter the show is dealing with, either. There are extreme arctic temperatures and piles of snow that make easy jobs nearly impossible.

THR also filled fans in on what to expect from the world’s favorite gold mining crew. Ness is spending his time trying to convince the rest of the crew that his investments are sound and the industry is going in the direction he expects. Beets has half his operations down and unusable but is trying to get back into the swing of things. He plans on partially doing this through a machinery overhaul. Turin starts off the season as fans watch him try to pick a spot to set up his operation, which he plans to start earlier than the fierce competition constantly circling him. Lewis just finished up a rookie season. Lastly, Hurt is having to assess and fix damages that resulted from an intense landslide.

Some of the other spin-offs have been “Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge’s Mine Rescue,” “Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine,” “Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail,” “Gold Rush: White Water,” as well as a few others. The Discovery Channel show is one of the channel’s highest-rated. There are 11 seasons and counting for the original version of the show.

According to NPR, gold prices have soared 30% this past year. This time last year, the price of gold reach a new record — $1,931 per ounce and continued to rise. This was all predictable since it’s a common occurrence for investors to place their money in gold during highly uncertain times.