Crab Fishing Movie & other Thom Beers/Discovery projects

Forever busy and creative, Discovery has given the go-ahead for seven new projects of which several are from Thom Beers and Craig Piligiam.  And actually, there are more then seven as you’ll see…

  • A brand new series about informerical pitchmen.
  •  2-hour movie about crab fishing (see below for more details)
  • A reality series called “Out of the Wild”-about surviving in Alaska and also hoofing it back to civilization.
  • A new series called “Swamp Blogging”–about a logger who harvests trees in environments that are maybe not the best place for man to be.
  • Another new one–“Moments of Terror” which is related to last year’s very popular “Destroyed”
  • “Destroyed” will be out for its second season.
  • A 6-part series called, “Seasons of Survival”
  • “Lobstermen” was picked up for an 8-episode season (rejoice ‘Deadliest Catch’ fans, more goodies for you!)
  • A 2-hour documentary called “Disaster on K2”–the story of 30 mountain climbers who climbed up but only 11 survive.

About the crab fishing movie…

Thom Beers serves as the executive producer on this 2-hour movied that is based on Spike Walker’s “Working on the Edge”.  It’s been produced for the Discovery Channel by Working on the Edge Productions, Inc.

Oh and by the way, if that isn’t enough action for us all, …April is Alaska Week on Discovery!

Read the entire article for more details

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6 Responses to Crab Fishing Movie & other Thom Beers/Discovery projects

  1. Judy says:

    I am anxiously awaiting the new Deadliest Catch season and now the movie! The only question I have is the book that the movie is based on I believe would be a story from “Nights of Ice” or even the book “Coming Back Alive” by Spike Walker and not his first book “Working on the Edge” which is his journey of becoming a deckhand on the boats. All three are “must reads” for any “DC” fan and I can’t wait! Spike is a master story teller and I hope he has another in the works. Thanks Discovery Channel for showing us the World!!!

  2. Meghan says:

    Lobstermen, I thought that series got the axed.

  3. Emmy says:

    I cannot wait until the movie! I really hope it portrays what crabbing is actually like, and not some Hollywood view. But I think it’s a great idea to start season 5 off with this movie.

  4. Lisa says:

    I’m thrilled to see Lobstermen return. It’s great to see a New
    England fishing tradition on national television again. Hope they film on some of the same lobster boats that they did in 2006.

  5. I had no idea they were making a movie! Awesome.

  6. Matt says:

    I also can’t wait to see the movie. I wonder if the crew actually like eating crab or do they not eat it because they have to work around it so much that it doesn’t appeal to them as much?

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