The series, one of Discovery’s top-rated programs internationally, will also be returning for a ninth season consisting of 18 episodes.
Produced by Thunderbird’s Factual division in conjunction with Discovery Canada, ‘Highway Thru Hell’ chronicles the realities of operating along the highways of the British Columbian interior.
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A globally recognized show, the program airs in 200 territories in more than 12 languages. Its broad appeal has made it a Canadian staple, according to its series creator Mark Miller.
"The momentum of this series is beyond anyone's imagination," Miller, Thunderbird’s president, said in a statement. "These are authentic heroes; people who fans connect with."
Miller confirmed that Season 9’s 18-episode order is the largest in the show’s history. "To get an order for a new season, before the current season has even aired, is a testament to the quality of this series."
The eighth season of ‘Highway Thru Hell’ will premiere on October 7 at 10PM EST/7PM PST on Discovery.
Thunderbird will host a Facebook Live event during the premiere along with its production partners.
The Vancouver-based global multi-platform entertainment company creates award-winning scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world's leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and international broadcasters.
Shares of Thunderbird shot up 4.7% in Toronto at C$1.34.
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