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VICE TV TO PREMIERE NEW TALK SERIES DARK SIDE OF THE RING: CONFIDENTIAL
Ahead of Dark Side of the Ring Season 3, new series reveals never-before-seen content, diving deeper into the biggest moments from seasons one and two
BROOKLYN, NY (MARCH 1, 2021) – Today, VICE TV announced that talk series DARK SIDE OF THE RING: CONFIDENTIAL will premiere Tuesday, March 9 at 9pm ET/PT on VICE TV. An extension of the record-breaking docuseries Dark Side of the Ring, each 90-minute episode is an electrifying deep dive with the show’s creators into the most explosive episodes of seasons one and two featuring never-before-seen moments, unanswered questions and secrets uncovered. You’ve never seen Dark Side of the Ring like this.
In Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential, series creators Evan Husney and Jason Eisener sit down for a series of roundtable discussions with host and wrestling insider Conrad Thompson, a life-long professional wrestling fan who hosts several of the most popular professional wrestling podcasts in the United States.
Through deleted scenes, bonus clips, and new interviews, the trio will expand on the stories told in some of the most popular episodes of Dark Side of the Ring, tackling unanswered questions, taking viewers behind-the-scenes of the making of each episode and digging deep with special guests including Tommy Dreamer, The Blue Meanie, Savio Vega, and former WWE referee Mike Chioda. Each episode will explore a major moment from the series, including the Von Erich brothers’ tragic deaths, The Montreal Screwjob, conspiracy theories around Gino Hernandez’s death, and more.
“In our first two seasons, there were so many amazing Dark Side of the Ring moments left on the cutting room floor” said Evan Husney and Jason Eisner, series creators & executive producers. We’re extremely excited to now be able to share bonus footage and behind-the-scenes stories on Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential with Conrad Thompson.”
In 2020, Dark Side of the Ring became VICE TV’s highest-performing series ever. Since launching in April 2019, the show has entertained wrestling fans and newcomers to the sport with the biggest stories from the last 40 years, giving viewers unprecedented access to wrestling insiders and revealing the brutal truths and often tragic consequences of lives in the squared circle. Last year, VICE TV announced the franchise expansion of this record-breaking docuseries, ordering spinoffs Dark Side of Football and Dark Side of the ‘90s, both currently in production. The third season of Dark Side of the Ring is slated to premiere later this year.
“We are putting the finishing touches on season three of Dark Side of the Ring… and the excitement is building – but the fans absolutely demanded more, sooner!” said Morgan Hertzan, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VICE TV. “We wanted Dark Side fans to know we’re listening and we’ve made Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential just for them– as a way to thank them for their incredible loyalty to this hit franchise with new, bonus content to tide them over. Evan Husney and Jason Eisner are masters of their craft and Dark Side superfans will get to sit down with them to get the inside track on everything that’s remained behind-the-scenes…until now.”
Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential is a VICE Studios production. Executive producers are Evan Husney and Jason Eisener. Showrunner is Andrew Goldstein and host is Conrad Thompson. Executive producer for VICE Studios is Guillermo Garcia. Executive producers for VICE TV are Lee Hoffman and Catherine Whyte. The series is distributed worldwide by VICE Distribution. Dark Side of the Ring is created by Evan Husney and Jason Eisner.
Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential will be available on VICE TV via all major satellite and cable providers; VICETV.com; and the VICE TV app via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.
ABOUT VICE TV
VICE TV is the Emmy®-winning international television network from VICE Media Group. Since its inception in 2016, the channel has ushered new audiences to cable with its compelling and provocative programming. Boldly redefining news and current affairs, VICE TV produces hundreds of hours of original content for over 160 million homes worldwide. Built around a mission to courageously explore the things that make us uncomfortable, drive curiosity, and awaken our sense of wonder, VICE TV showcases the best in informative and entertaining original series, documentaries and movies.
ABOUT VICE STUDIOS
VICE Studios is a global production and distribution division within VICE Media Group delivering premium original programming across documentary, scripted and film. With development and production teams in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, VICE Studios cuts through culture, delivering stories that are popular, human and spotlight the unexpected for audiences around the world.
VICE Studios also houses VICE’s new licensing and distribution group, with a catalogue of over 1000 hours of programming created across the VICE Media Group, across a range of genres from documentary to lifestyle to Vice News.
VICE Studios upcoming original productions include Flee, World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance 2021, six-part documentary series Pride for FX and Moments Like This Never Last which premiered at DOCNYC. Launched in 2017, VICE Studios productions include Chris Smith’s Emmy-nominated Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond and Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened (Netflix); feature film The Report starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening (Amazon); Diego Osorno’s 1994 (Netflix), Dark Side of the Ring (VICE TV), AKA Jane Roe (FX), and Satanic Verses (BBC).
ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP
VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy®-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy®-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 21 offices around the world. VICE’s programming has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabody’s, Sundance Film Festival, George Polk, Scripps Howard, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club and James Beard, among others. VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and Garage, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.