‘Deadliest Catch’ Gets a Spinoff: Details

Garry Ripka of the FV Redeemer
Garry Ripka of the FV Redeemer Courtesy of Discovery

Viewers are hooked! Discovery's award-winning unscripted series Deadliest Catch is getting a sequel, which will be set along the Oregon coast, the network announced on Friday, December 18.

Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove centers on Dungeness crab fishermen in Newport, Oregon, one of few remaining fishing towns on the stretch of coastline known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. The series, set to debut in the fall of 2016, will feature the boats that battle the unpredictable waters to nab the lucrative crabs, along with the families of the crew members back home.

"Deadliest Catch is one of the most iconic and highly regarded series on television," said Discovery Channel's group president Rich Ross in a statement. "This is an opportunity to extend the franchise with new story lines and characters."

Deadliest Catch, which focuses on fishing vessels in the Bering Sea, premiered in April 2005 and recently finished airing its 11th season. The series won the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program in 2011, and after the category was reformatted, nabbed wins for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program in 2014 and 2015.

Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove premieres in fall 2016 on Discovery.

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