Discovery Channel has announced it's orderedDeadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove, which will explore the lives of fishing families and the sacrifices they make to survive. The show currently has a working title and is being produced by Original Productions.
"Deadliest Catch is one of the most iconic and highly-regarded series on television," Discovery executive Rich Ross said in a statement. "This is an opportunity to extend the franchise with new storylines and characters."
The Deadliest Catch spinoff will follow Dungeness crab fishermen and their families in Newport, OR, which 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.
In what's considered the deadliest commercial fishery in the world, thousands of vessels and lives have been lost battling the seas. While the Oregon coast has an incredible amount of sea life, fishermen must deal with sandbars, currents, massive waves and unpredictable conditions.
The series will feature boats taking off at the start of Dungeness crab season, and with millions of dollars and a town legacy at stake, fishermen will try to catch crab the fastest and then be the first boat to return, dock and sell the meat. However, their families in Newport carry the burden of knowing their loved ones could die at any time.
"Our successful partnership with Rich Ross and Discovery has given us the opportunity to tell yet another amazing story of exciting and dangerous adventures at sea," added Philip D. Segal, President of Original Productions.
Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove is being executive produced by Segal, Sarah Whalen, John Gray and Joseph Boyle.