The world’s long, anguished wait is almost over. The Great Satan, also known as Discovery Channel, announced today that The Devils Ride, The Great Satan’s hit documentary series about real motorcycle outlaws riding real motorcycles will return for its second awe-inspiring season on Monday, February 18 at 10 p.m.
The series has continued to attract public attention since ending its first season last June. Numerous nattering nabobs of news negativism have publicized the unfortunate facts that first season star Tommy “Gipsy” Quinn was accused of performing lewd acts on a minor last September and that co-star Robert “Sandman” Johnston broke into his estranged wife Melissa’s home last month and stabbed a man sitting on her couch multiple times in the back. In the final analysis, neither of those or several other, less publicized incidents really jeopardized the show’s second season because the show was a hit in its time slot. Or as reality TV pioneer Diana Christensen once more succinctly put it, “Son of a bitch! We’ve struck the mother lode!”
Wars And Rumors Of Wars
According to the Reporter, “This season, viewers will get to go deeper than ever before, and to see firsthand the biker war that is coming to the streets of San Diego.”
If the show does manage to start a “biker war” expect everybody to get away with it. Last season the show featured footage of a club prospect, production company employees and club wives kicking a passing photographer named Ashi Fachler in the head and breaking a glass over his head while he lay semi-conscious on a public sidewalk in an upscale neighborhood in San Diego. The show exploited Fachler’s beating to garner ratings and verisimilitude. The assailants have never been charged.
Last season the show centered around a San Diego County motorcycle club called The Laffing Devils. The Hollywood Reporter announces that that club, “which was once one of the fastest growing motorcycle clubs in the city, has recently splintered off into two separate clubs. Now they are going head to head with new, rival club Sinister Mob Syndicate (Sin Mob for short) for honor, respect, colors…and maybe a little bit of revenge.”
Sinister Mob Syndicate MC and an accompanying logograph were both trademarked by Quinn and the show’s producers, Bischoff Hervey Entertainment, last season. The new club already has an empty Facebook page. The biker war will be staged between these two “clubs.”
The Reporter announced that this season, “founding member Danny Boy along with full patch Sandman are butting heads like never before. Billy the Kid has gone MIA and has left the club a mess.”
This year the series will feature new characters including “White Boi – freshly released from serving a multi-year prison sentence” and Sinister Mob Syndicate member “Rockem, a pilot by day, former Marine and biker by night who is willing to fight tooth and nail for the life of this new club while pushing it in an aggressive outlaw direction.”