Dark Side Of The Ring Update

Will it return?

Dark Side Of The Ring Update

Dark Side of the Ring was apparently not renewed for a fourth season, completing its three-season run on VICE TV with 30 episodes. The film, directed by Evan Husney and Jason Eisener, focused on some of pro wrestling's darkest moments, including the murders of Bruiser Brody, Chris Benoit, and Owen Hart, as well as the WWE Steroid Trials and the infamous "Plane Ride From Hell."

Update: Following this story's initial rumours, VICE sent out the following statement on Twitter — "We've heard some rumors flying around about Season 4 of Dark Side of the Ring. We are as committed as ever to both the series and the broader Dark Side franchise. Evan and Jason are hard at work making more content that we know our fans of the series will love. Stay tuned."

Husney and Eisener's next project, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, will see them teaming up with Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions for a new series set during the territorial era of pro wrestling in the United States. Every week, a new territory will be highlighted, with comparisons to WWE's Table for 3 being made.

Husney and Eisener spoke with ComicBook before the second half of the show's third season premiered, and they discussed the show's growing popularity in the wrestling scene.

"Well I think for me and for the show, I think even out of the gate when we had established Dark Side of the Ring as the name of the show, we were a little hesitant at first," Husney said. "We really needed a name for the show and we were running out of time, but I think when we settled on that, it was...It's a name you remember, but at the same time we were worried we didn't want it just to be too limiting to be like, 'Okay, we're just exploiting tragedies now,' and that. We really wanted because that's not really what we're about in terms of storytelling. We really wanted our show to be an empathetic look at what wrestlers and family members have gone through and hopefully this can be a platform for good and hopefully it can inspire people and people can learn things from these stories and it's not just all about the darkness."

"And as we move forward out of season three, if there is a season four, we have to think about maybe broadening that spectrum as well. But to us, we never would have dreamed it. When we were just doing the Brody episode and putting this together, we never would've thought that this could be bringing families closer together and it could be spotlighting unsung heroes like Linda and things like that," he continued. "And we see it with Nick Gage's career too, in a totally other capacity. We're seeing Nick Gage wrestling our narrator (Chris Jericho) live on television. Again, we're sort of seeing the power of this platform and it is humbling to us and it's something we have to check ourselves with too as it grows. So, yeah. It's been a wild ride for sure."

Personally I cannot wait for more DSOTR to hit the screen as so far they're yet to disappoint! 

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