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Gold Rush returning for Season 8: Premiere date announced

Parker Schnabel on Gold Rush
Parker Schnabel on Gold Rush last season. Pic: Discovery

Gold Rush is returning for Season 8 and the premiere date has been announced — along with a reveal that it starts with a $100,000 bet.

The hit Discovery show was renewed earlier this year and will return on Friday October 13 at 9/8c.

According to People, the series starts with Gold Rush stalwart Todd Hoffman bet parker Schnabel $100,000 that he will find the most gold.

The series will start with a two-hour season premiere at 9/8c with a live event an hour earlier featuring the stars.

Last season saw Hoffman fail to meet his gold target in the finale after a string of bad luck.

Meanwhile, Parker went on to film a spin-off earlier in the summer, Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail.

It saw him and three friends retracing the famous Yukon Klondike trail, formally known as the Chilkoot trail.

Gold Rush returns Friday October 13 at 9/8c on Discovery.

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