Fans of GACs hit television series Farm Kings will be glad to hear that the show has been renewed for a second season.
The Kings of Pittsburgh – a farming family of nine brothers, one sister and their mother—have seen their fan base grow during the first season, earning the show a second season, scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2013. GAC has found that viewers are relating in a big way to this family’s remarkable work ethic and deep family bond.
The Kings' goals for their Freedom Farms are simple: to make farming cool again and to remind all of us of the importance of knowing where our food comes from. Each week they let camera crews into their homes, their fields and their retail markets for a look into the grueling, non-glamorous life of a farmer, one where Mother Nature always has the final say.
Season Two, New Opportunities
In the new season, the King brothers decide to host a benefit for their favorite charity, the Special Olympics, offering themselves in a “Win a Date with a King” auction. Freedom Farms and the family’s three storefront operations will continue to expand when partners Joe, Tim and Pete decide to add cows and pigs (i.e. beef and pork) to their commercial produce and chicken farm. Additionally, the four eldest King brothers will find themselves stripping down in the new season to shoot a Freedom Farms calendar.
“Viewers are relating in a big way to the hard working, loving King family,” says GAC SVP/GM Sarah Trahern. “With solid ratings and continual online buzz, we are all looking forward to season two.”
Everything in the Family
With eldest brother Joe as boss, every single sibling (ages 13 – 30) is focused on being a part of the family farming business and each has a specific job to do. Mom Lisa is an amazing from-scratch cook who not only feeds her large family, she prepares much of what is sold at their storefront operations, often cranking out 30 pies in an hour. It’s not always easy when your co-workers are your family and while tempers may flare, the Kings are the first to acknowledge that they are first and foremost a team.
Farm Kings is produced by Stage 3 Productions. "It was a pleasure to work with the King family this past year to create a show that has really resonated with viewers all over America,” says Anthony Uro, showrunner. “We're looking forward to continuing to showcase their remarkable strength and never-say-die attitude in the second season of Farm Kings, one even more powerful than the first."
Not had a chance to see the King brothers in action on GAC? No problem—GAC will be running the 10 episodes of Farm Kings Season One frequently in the coming weeks. Just visit the Farm Kings site on GAC to find out which episodes are scheduled and when.
Video: GAC/Farm Kings/YouTube