The feedback from in-and-outside the skateboarding community and action sports in general has been great. A lot of our friends got behind us during the first season and we had a lot of cameo appearances from popular athletes. Hopefully, the new season will continue to inspire our current viewers and attract others who will benefit from the series' positive messages.
Indian Land, SC (Vocus) October 16, 2009
Steelroots today announced that it will debut the second season of its hit reality TV series "The Uprising" on Saturday, October 17th at 11:30pm EST on INSP - The Inspiration Network. The series also can be viewed online 24/7 at http://www.steelroots.com .
The announcement was made by Bryan Smerdon, Director of Programming for Steelroots. "Our vision is to produce relevant content for today's youth. We have been very excited about the response to 'The Uprising.' And we are very pleased to announce this new season." Steelroots is one of the leading producers of television programs targeting Christian youth and young adults, and one of the few media-based ministries focusing on action sports.
"The Uprising" follows pro skaters Jay Haizlip, Christian Hosoi, and Brian Sumner as they preach the Gospel message in unlikely places like skate parks, prisons, schools, and other hangouts. The series is filmed throughout the California area and also internationally in places like the Cayman Islands and U.K.
"'The Uprising' has touched a nerve in popular culture," said Hosoi. "We've been amazed by the feedback from the first season among people of all levels of faith and mainstream and faith media outlets. This series has literally touched people from all walks of life across the world. It's been great to work with Steelroots, Jay, and Brian to continue the revolution of using new ways to bring the Gospel to broken people."
Haizlip says that viewers can expect the trio to take their ministry even further during the new season. "The new episodes focus more on the stories behind the people we encounter during ministry," he says. "We get into the real hardships people face - everyone from drug addicts to ex gang members. There will be real, raw stories that make viewers seem like they are right in the room ministering with us. This season will be surreal."
Sumner says that one surprise during the first season of "The Uprising" was the support from the skateboarding community. "The feedback from in-and-outside the skateboarding community and action sports in general has been great. A lot of our friends got behind us during the first season and we had a lot of cameo appearances from popular athletes. Hopefully, the new season will continue to inspire our current viewers and attract others who will benefit from the series' positive messages."
"The Uprising" joins original programs from Steelroots that include "Countdown," "The Steelroots Show," and specials featuring popular athletes and music artists. For more information visit http://www.steelroots.com .
INSP is available in more than 57 million U.S. households via more than 2,400 cable systems and on DIRECTV channel 364 and DISH Network channel 259. Internationally, the program will air on Inspiration Network International reaching over 80 million homes worldwide in more than 118 countries. Viewers can check their program guides for channel line-up information.
Launched in 2000, Steelroots is one of the expanding outreaches of the Inspiration Ministries. Since its launch, Steelroots has become a leading provider of Christian content for youth and young adults, using television, Internet, print media, products, and special events to accomplish its vision of "revealing the Truth to today's generation." Steelroots' original television programs include "Steelroots - The Show," "Countdown," "The Uprising," and special programs that address timely topics. Steelroots TV airs in 127 countries and in more than 135 million households worldwide through INSP - The Inspiration Network, i-Lifetv - Inspirational Life Television, and INI - Inspiration Network International. For more information visit http://www.steelroots.com .