Discovery captains a new expedition this spring with a touching twist in the six-part DEADLIEST CATCH spin-off series DEADLIEST CATCH: BLOODLINE. After the tragic passing of legendary Bering Sea Captain Phil Harris, DEADLIEST CATCH: BLOODLINE, follows his son, Alaskan legacy fisherman Josh Harris, after he discovers a trove of Hawaiian fishing charts scribbled with Captain Phil’s handwriting. Beginning Tuesday May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT, Josh and his business partner Casey McManus take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to the Kona coast of Hawaii, and learn about the time his father spent there decades earlier. Click HERE for promo.
“Extending the DEADLIEST CATCH legacy into the spring schedule, DEADLIEST CATCH: BLOODLINE journeys to Hawaii, and gives us an exhilarating new look at this sometimes harrowing industry as well as insight into the complicated Harris familial bonds fans have come to love,” says Edwina Follows, General Manager, Discovery Networks, Bell Media. “Fans of DEADLIEST CATCH are sure to catch a thrill with this new series.”
In DEADLIEST CATCH: BLOODLINE, hidden in the Captain’s quarters of the F/V Cornelia Marie, the ship his father sailed for more than 20 years, Josh’s discovery of secret charts from the early ‘80s show all the islands of Hawaii, including one of the most premiere fishing spots in the world – the Kona coast. Covered in Phil Harris’ handwriting, with detailed notes on his fishing adventures and island life, the charts beckon Josh to follow his father’s dream.
In the premiere episode, “The Harris Legacy” (Tuesday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT), Casey and Josh enlist the help of Jeff Silva, one of the island’s top commercial fisherman to help them learn the challenging fishery and interpret Phil’s charts. This is fishing like Josh and Casey have never experienced. The pair will battle the elements – and each other – as they struggle to catch the island’s most lucrative bounty – ahi tuna.
Consistently a marquee franchise for the channel, the Season 16 premiere of DEADLIEST CATCH (April 21) was the show’s highest audience for any episode since 2017 among total viewers, helping make Discovery the most-watched entertainment specialty channel in its timeslot. Season 15 of DEADLIEST CATCH was a Top 10 program for Discovery among A25-54 during the 2018/19 broadcast year.
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