Buckwild follows the lives of nine young adults in Charleston, West Virginia and nearby Sissonville who create their own unique ways to enjoy life in the rural area surrounding them. On November 18, , MTV announced they had picked up the series for a twelve episode first season. The series was originally planned for a premiere. Following the death of Shain Gandee on April 1, , due to carbon monoxide poisoning,  production of the second season was suspended until further notice. It was announced on April 9, , that MTV had chosen to cancel the series.