There’s no need for fans to keep looking for a second season of the Sons of Winter TV show. The Discovery Channel series has been cancelled after one season of eight episodes. The show debuted on April 28th of this year and ran through June 6th.
Sons of Winter features the Barks, a family of homesteaders who rejected modern living. They instead live off the grid and maintain a pioneer lifestyle in northern Saskatchewan. They sustain themselves by running a trapline and catching lynx, wolves, beavers, martens, and more. The family sells the precious pelts for cash to buy supplies and necessities. As the series begins, two oldest sons Dale and Shane try to survive the winter season on their own as a traditional “Right of Passage”.
Tara-Lynn Barks confirmed the cancellation on Facebook and wrote:
Well, the winter will soon be upon us as we spend every minute trying to prepare before the snow flies…But in the midst of our preparations we DID finally receive a phone call yesterday and were told that Discovery has chosen NOT to pick up a 2nd season of Sons of Winter… Could possibly be due to a new Discovery President taking the reins midseason and changing things up and possibly that its time slot didn’t garner the ratings that they had hoped. Or, maybe they just didn’t like the show lol But we do know as a family there is Someone much greater than us in control, and we trust that in the end, it simply was not His plan for it to continue, and in that, we are content…
But that is the latest news from our family direct to you. Thank you so much for your love and support and we have so enjoyed getting to know people from all over the world and are thankful for the new friends we have made… For our family, we count ourselves blessed for the really neat opportunity that the Lord provided through this show, we will now continue life as normal (and a little more relaxed this winter!) It remains our prayer that the Lord will continue to provide our family with opportunities to make a difference in His Kingdom….Thanks again to all of you, from Mr & Mrs Winter and the Sons of Winter
She later wrote on Facebook:
For all who have inquired about a season 2, the show was cancelled and we are OK with that as we know that we serve and trust a big God. But if you liked the shows and want to see real life updates check out the family page. We have enjoyed getting to know so many new people. Thanks to all for your support, and Merry Christmas from the Barks and Griz families to yours.
What do you think? Did you like the Sons of Winter TV show? Are you disappointed that there won’t be a second season? Would you watch the show elsewhere?