Get ready for “Buckwild” Alaska! Apparently the show is coming back for another season following the tragic death of Shain Gandee last year.
MTV canceled the hit show after the 21-year-old passed away, but according to TMZ, sources said the show has been shooting in Wasilla, Alaska, for more than a month with a whole new cast. The shenanigans, fights and hooking up can still be expected along with some “insane new stunts,” TMZ wrote.
The cast will reportedly skinny dip in freezing waters while on a fishing trip and they’ve also apparently gone on crazy snowmobile rides through the mountains while pulling some of the other cast members on inner tubes. The source said, however, the stunts might not be aired on television.
MTV, however, told HollywoodLife.com they didn’t have any plans on doing Season 2 of “Buckwild,” although they did admit to filming a new series that takes place in Alaska. “MTV is not bringing 'Buckwild' back. That show was about a very unique group of young people who grew up and lived in West Virginia."
The statement continued: “MTV has a long history in documenting different slices of life – from 'Laguna Beach' to 'True Life' to 'Jersey Shore' and 'Buckwild.' Today, we are announcing a new half-hour docu-series called ‘Slednecks’ that follows a fun-loving group of friends living in the pristine and at times wild backdrop of Alaska.”
Fans of “Buckwild” began to talk about the show and its fallen star, Gandee, on Twitter after MTV aired reruns of Season 1, the show that was considered a mix of the “Jersey Shore” meets “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” The show followed nine individuals from West Virginia as they partied and fought in their hometown, and its reruns airing on Sunday had many wondering if a second season was in the works.
Many people hoped news of Gandee’s death was a cruel hoax when it was announced the MTV star died in April 2013. But he and two others passed away after carbon-monoxide poisoning. Gandee's 1984 Ford Bronco became submerged in mud after they went off-road driving, which ultimately lead to the death of the 21-year-old, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and Donald Robert Myers, 27.
After learning about his death, MTV said via the Daily Mail at the time: “We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident. We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly.”
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