10:09am PT by Lesley Goldberg
AMC Renews 'Game of Arms' for Second Season
AMC is going back to the arm wrestling table.
The cable network home to Mad Men and The Walking Dead has renewed the unscripted series Game of Arms for a second season.
The series, which premiered in February with AMC's highest weeknight original bow, will return with 10 additional episodes.
The competition series follows members of regional arm wrestling clubs and their commitment to victory, which often comes at the expense of their jobs, health and relationships.
When factoring in seven days of delayed viewing, season one averaged 747,000 viewers, including 450,000 among the key adults 18-to-49 demographic.
“With its cinematic look, raw intensity and fascinating view of a little-known subculture, Game of Arms has become a defining unscripted series for AMC,” said AMC senior vp unscripted Eliot Goldberg. “Undertow Films delivered a visually stunning first season, and we are thrilled to continue to explore these fascinating characters and rivalries in season two.”
The series hails from Deadliest Catch producers Matt Renner and Ethan Prochnik and Dan Ilani's Undertow Films. Goldberg, Marco Bresaz and Andrea Beckerman oversee for AMC.
Game of Arms joins AMC's unscripted slate that includes the upcoming All-Star Celebrity Bowling, based on Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick's web series; as well as a wrestling docudrama from Billy Corgan and more.