'Forged in Fire' Season 7: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the weapons show on History
Wil Willis serves as the host and the judges of the show are J Neilson, Doug Marcaida, David Lain Baker and Ben Abbott
The reality show 'Forged in Fire' is based on heavy competition between expert bladesmiths that work to create historical weapons. Season 1 premiered on June 22, 2015, and accumulated a large loyal audience and even in the recent season, the show is doing quite well. Season 7 Episode 31 of the series was titled 'Titanium Smackdown' and aired on March 6, 2020. The series then took a break and will now return with new episodes from Season 7 mid-July. Each 45-minute episode is exciting, as the history of the weapons is brought to the forefront along with the intense competition. Here is all we know of the upcoming new season release:
New episodes starting with Episode 32 titled 'Tomahawk and Bowie' of 'Forged in Fire' Season 7 will premiere on July 15, 2020.
The official synopsis of the series reads, "World-class bladesmiths re-create historical edged weapons in a cutthroat competition."
The show is about creating weapons from history and features a competition between world-class bladesmiths. Some of the weapons that were said to be re-created are the Japanese katana, a medieval broadsword and an ancient throwing blade like the chakram. Besides creating the dangerous weapons, viewers learn about its history while the contestants are making the weapon. Judges will then assess the work of the contestants, one will be eliminated in each round until there is a winner.
The synopsis of Season 7 Episode 32 reads, "Four smiths are put to the test when they must forge keys to unlock boxes of steel needed to make a knife. After a couple of intense rounds, two competitors are are picked to head back to their home forges to recreate two American classics: the Tomahawk and Bowie. Which smith will honor American history by producing a weapon worthy of the title of Forged in Fire Champion and the$10,000 prizes?"
Wil Willis serves as the host, and the judges of the show are J Neilson, Doug Marcaida, David Lain Baker, and Ben Abbott.
Willis was a US Army Ranger for 4 years and an Air Force Pararescueman for around 10 years. The History channel website reveals that because of Willis's history of "hands-on experience with a wide range of weapons in a real battle situation," he completely comprehends the importance of a weapon that is well constructed. He is able to speak on the weapons from a "combat" perspective. Some may remember Willis in shows such as ‘Special Ops Mission’ (2009) and ‘Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World' (2013).
Michael Pearlman and Alfonso Trinidad serve as directors. Executive producers include Paul Hogan, Jim Pasquarella, Shawn Witt, Sean Moran, Simon Thomas, Steve Ascher, David George, Tim Healy and Brent Montgomery.
The trailer is yet to be released, stay tuned for updates.
Where to watch
Catch new episodes of 'Forged in Fire' Season 7 on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 9/8c on the History channel. You can learn more about the series here, and even check out some content from the episodes as well.
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