After more than four and half months of field work and more than 2,000 hours of footage, Vancouver’s Great Pacific Television has completed filming the second season of Highway Thru Hell.
The Discovery Channel Canada series allows viewers to climb into the cabs alongside Jamie Davis and his heavy rescue crew. Davis works with trucking companies throughout the region to help keep their trucks safe during the winter season.
“We are stunned at how drivers have changed habits this season,” said show producer Mark Miller. “We saw more winter tires, slower speeds and fewer accidents. We believe this is the result of the ‘Shift Into Winter’ campaign on the provincial government’s Drive BC website and the series.”
Debuting on the Discovery Channel, Highway Thru Hell reached 1.7 million viewers – making it the highest series premiere in network history. The second season sees the show increase from eight to 13 episodes. Highway thru Hell can now be seen worldwide in 170 countries.
“We believe the show has helped put the beauty of the region front and centre, and can only result in a higher tourism profile,” said Miller.
Keeping Highways 1, 3, and 5 open and safe is a team effort. The crew from Highway Thru Hell worked with VSA Highway Maintenance Ltd., Emil Anderson Maintenance, the RCMP, BC Ambulance, BC Ministry of Transportation, and heavy rescue crews.
“We would also like to thank the people who live in and around Hope and throughout the region for being so welcoming to our television crews,” added Miller. “It has been a truly amazing year.”
The second season of Highway Thru Hell airs this September on Discovery Channel Canada.