The release date for Abandoned season 2 — Pending
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Series host and premise
Vancouver native legendary pro skater Rick McCrank invites the viewers to take an unusual trip around America on Abandoned, Viceland’s new reality series that aired on September 2, 2016. The show’s freshman installment contains ten one-hour episodes. As practically all of Viceland originals, the show is an in-house production.
An exploration of abandoned spaces in very different areas across the US, the stories behind them, the sad beauty of ghost towns and disintegrating buildings are a monument to the ruthless flow of time and inevitable cycles of creation and destruction. The premiere episode focused on the North East of Ohio, and the city of Cleveland in particular, which was once a booming area with many manufacturing businesses, and had lost almost a half of its population in the last 70 years.
Current season and potential renewal
McCrank skates across the dying structures, breathing life into them for a brief moment, and perhaps no one will ever set foot into these malls, schools, amusement parks again. He interviews people he encounters and recounts the history of the places he visits for the viewers. The psychological effect of these disintegrating areas on the people who are still around is debilitating, but with the manufacturing base mostly moved out of North America, it is difficult to imagine a way to revitalize them. The curious foray into this visually impressive and socially significant type of documentary that Abandoned is seems to deserve a commission for another season, so let’s wait to hear whether Viceland agrees.
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