11 Television starts production on Fool’s Gold doc series

The eight-part series will debut on Discovery Canada in 2014 and across Europe and Africa on Discovery Europe.

11 Television Canada has started production on Fool’s Gold for Discovery Canada and Discovery Europe.

The docu-comedy series about gold mining in Fort Frances, is set to air in 2014 on Discovery Canada and across Europe and Africa on Discovery Europe.

Discovery Canada originally commissioned the eight-episode half-hour series about Todd Ryznar and childhood friends mining in an old abandoned gold mine.

The series was developed by Kevin Healey and Hilary Frimond.

“Todd and the guys are simultaneously aspirational and hilarious.  They fight, they laugh, they party and oh yeah, they also work their butts off trying to find the illusive shiny metal that will make them rich,” said Healey, executive producer for 11 Television Canada.

Executive producers are Healey, Chris Hilton and Jesse Fawcett.

11 Television Canada is based in Toronto and has factual entertainment formats like Panic Button, Cover Me Canada, Destination Fear and Risky Business.