Jonathan Hillstrand & Andy Hillstrand Quit Deadliest Catch After Discovery Channel Lawsuit – A number of stars of the reality series “Deadliest Catch” have announced that they will no longer be able to appear on the show. Captains Jonathan and Andy Hillstrand were sued earlier in the month by Discovery after they were unable to perform work that had been planned for a spinoff special.
Captain Sig Hansen also issued a statement stating that they would be unable to work on the show due to the litigation. Does this mark the end of the show? After the death of another popular captain on the show, most of the original cast members have moved on.
Reportedly, Discovery sued the Hillstrands for $3 million, claiming that they failed to show up and finish work on “Hillstranded,” which had been planned as a potential “Deadliest Catch” spinoff. A lawyer for the group said that they may be forced to sell their boats and fire their crews as a result of the lawsuit, and said that he believed that the move was an attempt to extort money from the crab boat captains.
Hansen decided to join in, refusing to work on the reality program until the situation has been resolved. He released a statement stating that he wanted everyone to know that the captains would stand together against the network to ensure that they all received fair treatment.
Hansen, who is the captain of the Northwestern, has been a part of the show since it first premiered in 2005. The Hillstrands, the captains of the Time Bandit, did not join the program until season 2. Discovery has not commented on the news.*Sponsored Links*