If you’re a fan of the Discovery Channel’s, “Deadliest Catch,” we’ve got some bad news for you. The stars of the show Captains Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand and Captain Sig Hansen recently issued a statement revealing their intent to sue the cable network, whom previously sued them earlier this month for not performing work on a planned spinoff special. As you might imagine this has put a wrench in the show’s production, here’s the rundown…
According to their statement:
“We have been through a lot over the past year and unfortunately given the current situation with Discovery we are unable to continue participating in ‘Deadliest Catch,’” the three crab fishermen said in a joint written statement. “It has been a fantastic ride, and we wish the best to all of the amazing and supportive ‘Catch’ fans we have met over the years.”
Apparently all the trouble began when the brothers supposedly didn’t show up to shoot “Hillstranded,” the planned spinoff that Discovery had in the works. Despite the war of words all the Captains have each other’s backs. Hansen, slammed Discovery by saying, “I want people to know the Captains stand together, and me and my brothers support them 100 percent.”
What does this mean for the upcoming seventh season? Well, it was previously scheduled to shoot during October aka crab season but due to the legal issues we don’t know if that will happen.
Are you a fan of the series? Who do you think is right in their argument?