Status for season 2
The series is NOT renewed for a new season. It has been cancelled and there will not be a season 2
Kings of Pain Season 2 is cancelled. The wildlife docuseries was first released on November 12, 2019 and now it has been 2 years with no renewal announcement from the History Channel. Usually, the popular shows with a substantial viewership get picked up within 2-12 months. Since it's been a painfully long time, the show is feared to have been cancelled.
Kings of Pain Season 2 seemed like a real possibility after the first season. Fans loved watching the daring duo take up the painstaking task of getting bitten by dangerous animals and insects. If you are wondering why someone in their right mind would deliberately subject themselves to the torture. The answer is 'in the name of science'.
Adam Thorn and Robert Alleva do this experiment to test the human pain threshold to help save human lives in the future. All of it is actually inspired by how entomologist Justin O. Schmidt created a 1-4 point pain index. The difference is that King of Pain creates a mightier index on a 30-point scale. Talk about daring!! Since it was also contributing to research, everyone speculated it would go on. However, sadly, there will be no Kings of Pain Season 2.
About the show: “Kings of Pain” follows wildlife biologist Adam Thorn and professional animal handler Rob “Caveman” Alleva as they get bitten and stung by some of the most dangerous animals and vicious stinging insects in the world – from a reticulated python to a rove beetle – to create a complete and comprehensive pain index that will ultimately help save lives.
Each episode chronicles Thorn and Alleva as they track the animal in its natural habitat, safely trap it and then execute the bite or sting on each other, followed by their ranking of the pain results. An onsite medic is present who monitors the health and well-being of both men and describes to viewers exactly what physical and physiological effects each bite and/or sting is creating within their bodies.