New ‘Deadliest Catch’ Spin-off Series Premieres September 13th
There’s a new crab fishery series coming to Discovery, and if it’s anything like its original, then it’s syre to be a hit – Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove debuts on September 13th.
Newport, Oregon is one of the last remaining fishing towns along the edge of the notoriously violent ‘Graveyard of the Pacific’ that stretches from Oregon to British Columbia. Here, generations of Dungeness crab fishermen and their families sacrifice everything that they have, including life itself, to carve an existence from the sea.
Thousands of vessels and lives have been lost while battling the seas in what’s considered the deadliest commercial fishery in the world. The Oregon coast bursts with sea life, but also a labyrinth of sandbars and currents. Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove goes on board the vessels that navigate this stretch of sea that churns up massive waves and unpredictable conditions. The series will also explore the lives of the families themselves – many of whom have called the village home for generations. Every year fishermen are lost to the turbulent waters, but the families of Newport knowingly bear that burden as they fight to keep the legacy of their town alive. The boats line up and take off – signaling the start of Dungeness crab season. Millions of dollars are up for grab in one of the last derby-style fisheries in the world, where it pays to be the fastest boat on the crab, and the first boat back to the dock to sell. But this Wild West fishing style comes at a steep price. The sea here gives life, and takes it, in equal measure.
From Original Productions, Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove comes from the creators of the multiple Emmy Award-winning series Deadliest Catch. It premieres Tuesday, September 13th at 9pm on Discovery.