Thursday, April 6, 9:30 PM

Reel South, the public television series spotlighting documentary films steeped in Southern flavor, will return with an expanded season and a new host platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker.

The second season features 12 documentaries from across the region, highlighting the rich Southern tradition of storytelling and celebrating diverse voices and unexpected points of view. This season’s films include a look back at the rise and fall of the utopian Soul City in 1970s North Carolina, a thoroughly modern story of a young transgender Christian trying to find his place in the church, a portrait of influential Mississippi bluesman Fred McDowell, the story of two unforgettable women from West Virginia coal country who find common ground across the divide that separates them, a visit to the epicenter of the costuming community in New Orleans, and timely looks at the region’s oldest and newest immigrants.

Watch Season 2 Preview:

Watch Behind the Scenes with Darius Rucker: