Updated: 03/24/2018 08:27 PM | First Published: 03/24/2018 08:12 PM

Rick Ness leaving Parker Schnabel: Replacing Todd Hoffman in Gold Rush

Parker Schnabel, Tony Beets, Todd Hoffman and Jack Hoffman in a promotional image of Gold Rush


An opportunity of a lifetime has struck the foreman of Parker Schnabel, Rick Ness.

In the preview of ‘Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail,’ Rick told his boss that he won’t be working for him in the next season of ‘Gold Rush.’

He announced that he will be replacing Todd Hoffman, who left the show after its eighth season.

Rick, who frequently talked about starting his own mining operation, will be leading his own crew in season 9.

Rick took to Twitter to express his happiness at the golden opportunity.

— Rick Ness (@GoldrushRick) March 24, 2018

He is recently hit by both good news and bad news, as his mother passed away on Tuesday due to brain cancer.

Though Discovery had multiple choices for replacing Todd, they chose Rick as he was the obvious option.

With the end of season 8, fans are eager to see what the new season will bring and how Rick and Parker will deal in the situation.