MTV cancels Buckwild after Gandee’s death

After the death of actor Shain Gandee, MTV as called off their show ‘Buckwild’. However, one of the producers of the show said that he might continue with the shooting of the West Virginia reality series, with an aim to make a movie version of the show soon.


JP Williams, in an interview spoke out against MTV and said, “This is the network that has shows about teen pregnancy. They’ll stick by a show that allows you to abandon a child, but a kid dies by accident doing what he does for a living and they cancel the show?”. Last week the channel had suspended the production of the second series of Buckwild after Gandee, a friend and his uncle were found dead in the star’s Ford Bronco on April 1, 2013, after he went off roading.

The vehicle was found half submerged in mud up on a dirt trail, which was about a mile from Gandee’s residence in Sissonville, West Virginia. The authorities have determined that the 21-year-old Gandee and the others had died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Williams said that MTV had told him initially that the show will begin production, but that decision was reversed on April 9, 2013. He also said that he was willing to finance a ‘Buckwild’ film himself if necessary.