May the Best Pig Win! PIG ROYALTY Premieres March 23 on discovery+

Dive into the extreme world of pig show competitions and follow the rivalry between two unforgettable families — the Baleros and the Rihns. Subscribers can start streaming PIG ROYALTY on March 23 exclusively on discovery+.

March 09, 2021

Don’t let the southern smiles and hospitality fool you; the stakes are high and these competitors are ruthless. Family legacies, reputations, and thousands of dollars are on the line. Welcome to Helotes, Texas, where pig shows are as big as “Friday Night Lights” football. In this world, young competitors hit the showcase in hopes of winning money, scholarships, and big belt buckles that “crown” the winner.

PIG ROYALTY is a new discovery+ original series that follows two families as they criss-cross Texas competing for the ultimate prizes. The famous Balero family has reigned supreme for years, but the Rihns are hot on their tail, looking to dethrone them and become the next great pig dynasty.

From daily walks and scrubbing the sties, to betrayal and ruthless competition, expect no shortage of pigs and no shortage of drama in PIG ROYALTY. This is a universe of fierce pig show coaches and ‘pig parents’ who live and breathe pig shows.

Audiences will meet the two rivaling families, the Baleros, and the Rhins. Matriarch Michelle Balero leads her champion daughters McKayla, McKenzie, and McCall who train their cousin Taytain "The Nugget" Diaz. These girls have a reputation for drama, but they have the buckles to back it up. On the other side, matriarch Jodi leads the Rihn’s, whose lineup consists of her daughters, Kammi, and Kylie, as well as her son Kannen. Jody Rihn’s friends, the Tyks, are headed by mothers Mandy and Kristen, who are underdogs looking to get their son Brandon back in the game.

This multi-generational rivalry consumes the lives of the Bolero and Rihn pig parents and trickles down to the kids as they compete to have the most celebrated pigs in Texas. Get ready to be pulled in by the belt buckle as the matriarchs and their daughters prepare their preteen protégées for competition. These competitions are no walk in the park, and competitors will stop at nothing to win. Find out who will be crowned the winner and who will be left out in the pig pen.

In addition to streaming PIG ROYALTY on discovery+, viewers can join the conversation on social media by using #PigRoyalty and following @AnimalPlanet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

PIG ROYALTY will be streaming on discovery+ starting Tuesday, Mar. 23 and will premiere on Discovery Channel for two weeks beginning Mar. 23 at 9p ET.

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