Capt. Sig Hansen backs 'Deadliest Catch' duo
EXCLUSIVE: Breaks silence amid Discovery legal dramaCapt. Sig Hansen, star of Discovery's hit reality series "Deadliest Catch," is breaking his silence on the network's lawsuit against two of his co-stars. Not surprisingly, he's backing fellow captains Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand.
Capt. Sig Hansen
As THR previously reported, the Hillstrands were sued for $3 million by Discovery for failing to finish work on a spinoff special called "Hillstranded," which was to air this fall. The Hillstrands' lawyer Jeff Cohen then fired back with a statement decrying Discovery's attempt to "extort" his clients.
It's unclear whether the Hillstrand brothers, who have participated in five seasons of the Emmy-winning series, will return to the show. King crab season begins in October, and the plan is for Discovery and producer Original Prods. to resume production as usual.
A Discovery spokesperson declined to comment.