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King of the Road

King of the Road

  • Premiered: 
    April 28, 2016
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  • Network: Viceland
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Sports
  • Tags: skateboarding

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Plot Synopsis

In KING OF THE ROAD, three teams of the best skaters -- the Birdhouse, Chocolate, and Toy Machine teams -- go on the trip of a lifetime, shedding blood and dignity to be crowned King of the Road. Started by "Thrasher" magazine in 2003, this competition requires skate teams travel across America while trying to complete a set list of tasks, some of which carry great risk of bodily harm, and others that don't involve skateboarding at all (but still might carry great risk of bodily harm). The first season chronicles the adventures of three teams competing in King of the Road 2015, including: Toy Machine (Blake Carpenter; Axel Cruysberghs; Daniel Lutheran; Billy Marks; Collin Provost); Birdhouse (Mike Davis; Clive Dixon; Aaron 'Jaws' Homoki; Ben Raybourn; Clint Walker); and Chocolate (Elijah Berle; Justin Eldridge; Johnny Jones; Stevie Perez; Raven Tershy). Season 2 of KING OF THE ROAD premiered on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Viceland, as three groups of the world's best skaters [Team Creature, Deathwish, and Enjoi] go on the adventure of a lifetime, putting their life, limb, and dignity in increasingly ridiculous peril. To rack up points, the teams must complete challenges that run the gamut from pulling a 360-degree flip while wearing high heels to eating a raw egg, shell and all or shaving off an eyebrow. In other challenges, the teams pick two riders to be handcuffed to each other for 12 hours and complete a ridiculous range of tasks and tricks And for the first time -- an all-female team joins the action mid-season.
Season 3 of KING OF THE ROAD premiered on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on Viceland. In the new season, three teams of the world's best skaters representing Element (Nyjah Huston, Madars Apse, Tyson Peterson, Mason Silva & Evan Smith), Real (Robbie Brockel, Chima Ferguson, Jack Olson, Kyle Walker & Zion Wright), and Foundation (Aidan Campbell, Corey Glick, Nick Merlino, Dakota Servold & Cole Wilson) -- go on the road trip of a lifetime. It's gnarlier and more ridiculous than ever this season as the teams stack tricks, freak out and test the limits of their skills and sanity in the process. In the season opener, "Get the Goddamn Pig's Feet," the race starts in Reno with a relay; Evan crushes while Glick gets stage fright; The Books are handed out and Foundation ends the night with a tender moment at a wedding chapel.


Other Titles

  • Also known as: Thrasher Magazine's King of the Road

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by VICE Media