Saloon Media and Renowned Films to co-produce “Deep Water Salvage” second season

The previous season of the title, executively produced by Max Welch, Duane Jones and Kate Maddigan at Renowned Films, saw massive success on The Cottage Life and The Weather Channel.

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 Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company, has partnered with LA and UK-based Renowned Films to co-produce the second season of "Deep Water Salvage." “Partnering with Renowned Films on this ambitious and returnable series has given both teams the financial and creative resources to create a truly unique viewing experience and is a great example of Blue Ant Media’s commitment to developing strong, long-lasting partnerships with a broad range of premium producers around the globe," says Julie Chang, EVP, International Co-Productions.

“Deep Water Salvage” is executive produced by Max Welch, Duane Jones and Kate Maddigan at Renowned Films. Michael Kot, Betty Orr and Julie Chang are Executive Producers at Saloon Media. Overseeing the series for Cottage Life is Sam Linton, Head of Original Content, Blue Ant Media; and Howard Sappington, Vice President of Original Programming oversees the series for The Weather Channel.  “The Weather Channel’s commitment to sharing impactful stories about weather and our changing climate that are science-based, educational and entertaining fits perfectly as our next season of “Deep Water Salvage” is set to deliver the kind of exciting original programming that our viewers love,"  said Howard Sappington, Vice President of Original Programming at The Weather Channel. 

“Deep Water Salvage” offers a rare and in-depth look at the demanding world of marine construction firms around the globe on missions to salvage ships in peril from extreme ocean weather. Through exclusive admission to salvage companies operating in regions including the USA, Central America and the UK, the docuseries offers a look into the tough and unrelenting world of the salvage crews. Body cams and diving helmets equipped with HD cameras, combined with footage captured by production crews embedded in the action, allow audiences to go along on these high pressure missions. “This series offers viewers another chance to immerse themselves in the characters who sail, dive and salvage what Mother Nature tried to destroy. Daring, skill and bravery are the attributes needed and this series allows audiences to get to know these heroes of the sea up close and personal,” Says Kate Maddigan, Head of Content, Renowned Films.

The new episodes will also take a closer look at the havoc wreaked by the increase in deadly weather events like hurricanes, floods and tidal waves and the dire need for salvage crews to save the day. “Deep Water Salvage” Season 2 is an original commission for The Weather Channel in the U.S. and Blue Ant Media’s Cottage Life channel in Canada. Season 1 of the series was a hit with viewers in The Weather Channel’s winning slate of original programming. On Cottage Life, the series is broadcast with the title Extreme Weather Salvage. Blue Ant International oversees all international licensing for Season 1 and Season 2 of the series outside of the U.S. “The unprecedented access secured across the world means the stories unfold in real time, and the audience can be right there under the sea alongside the divers getting an insight to this underwater world,” Maddigan said.

 

Partnering with Renowned Films on this ambitious and returnable series has given both teams the financial and creative resources to create a truly unique viewing experience and is a great example of Blue Ant Media’s commitment to developing strong, long-lasting partnerships with a broad range of premium producers around the globe.” Julie Chang EVP, International Co-Productions