‘Bering Sea Gold’: First Look at the Frigid New Season (Exclusive Video)

This time, Shawn Pomrenke’s not just the big dog — he’s the boss

Think you have a contentious relationship with your boss? On the upcoming season of Discovery’s “Bering Sea Gold,” Shawn Pomrenke makes his competition an off-season offer they can’t refuse — though three of them may live to regret actually accepting employment.

Vernon Adkison, Zeke Tenhoff and Emily Riedel plan to break through the thick ice and mine on “Mr. Gold’s” 160-acre claim of virgin sea floor. It’s all on the up-and-up, as Pomrenke will get 20 percent of his guests’ gold, as well as their valuable GPS coordinates for hot spots. He personally thinks there’s $14 million of the pricey yellow stuff down there.

Meanwhile, Shawn himself is mostly prepping for the summer season, constructing a mega-dredge that will dwarf his Christine Rose.

“Bering Sea Gold” is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a Fremantle Media company.

For Original Productions, executive producers are Thom Beers, Philip D. Segal, Sarah Whalen, and Jeff Meredith. For Discovery Channel, the executive producer is Kyle Wheeler.

The new run of “Bering Sea Gold” premieres Friday, August 26, at 9 p.m. ET on Discovery Channel.

Watch the teaser above.